The risk of heart disease and death increases with the number of eggs an individual consumes, according to a US study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, however it said eating several eggs a week was "reasonable,"...
A human intervention trial conducted by Food for Health Ireland (FHI) scientists at University College Dublin, found that when Irish full fat cheddar cheese was consumed for six weeks, it did not raise blood cholesterol levels.
Corn oil may have significantly greater effects on blood cholesterol levels than extra virgin olive oil, due in part to the natural cholesterol-blocking ability of plant sterols, according to new research from Biofortis, the clinical research arm of Merieux-NutriSciences.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a Q&A (question and answer) in advance of its stakeholders meeting in Brussels on June 15, to help industry better understand the nutrition and health claims process.
Scientists working for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are
developing new techniques to produce bread with high beta-glucan
content in a bid to create a loaf with increased functionally and
A recently published meta-analysis of published studies provides
support for the inclusion of soy protein in place of saturated and
trans-saturated fats and cholesterol as part of a diet to prevent
and lower high blood cholesterol...
The health benefits of differing low-fat diets are far from equal,
say researchers, suggesting that a low-fat diet rich in vegetables
and fruits has twice the cholesterol-lowering power of a
conventional low-fat diet.
Intitiatives by the food industry and governments to bring the
five-a-day phenomenon to the consumer gained further credence this
week with a new study showing fruit and vegetable consumption can
Changing consumption of normal cheese to cheese made from vegetable
oils can reduce cholesterol levels in some people, report
scientists in Finland who found that rapeseed oil-based cheese
could be a healthy alternative to normal...
More evidence to suggest that nuts are beneficial to our hearts
arrived this week when scientists in Canada published the findings
of a new study. According to their work, in order to maintain a
healthy heart we should incorporate...
Further evidence to suggest that almonds could benefit our health
hit the press this week as scientists in Canada report that almonds
significantly lowered bad cholesterol levels in a study of people
with high cholesterol.
A recent study in Germany has indicated the potential of carob
fibre to help to reduce LDL cholesterol in humans. Scientists at
the University of Potsdam, led by Professor Hans-Joachim Zunft,
investigated the affect of carob fibre...