Blood Pressure

NDA finds one intervention trial with positive results not enough

EFSA health claims

Table salt replacer not proven to lower blood pressure

By Shane STARLING

EFSA has rejected a German health claim submission that a table salt replacer could significantly lower blood pressure even though a clinical trial showed significant results.

Blood flow may be improved and diastolic blood pressure reduced significantly by the consumption of almonds, according to researchers.

Almonds may reduce heart disease risk: Study

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Eating almonds may reduce the risk of heart disease by increasing levels of the antioxidant alpha-tocopherol in the blood stream, reducing blood pressure and improving blood flow, according to UK researchers.

How suitable is current salt reduction policy?

Is population-wide salt reduction necessary?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Despite decades of research and debate, there are still questions about the suitability of population-wide salt reduction. Can some people safely consume more salt than others?

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