A sufficient intake of vegetables is important for maintaining a balanced diet and avoiding a wide range of diseases. But might a diet rich in vegetables also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)?
Researchers at the KU Leuven university in Belgium have obtained an innovation grant from the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) to test and develop a new unsaturated fat which they claim remains solid at room temperature.
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,"...
Regular consumption of walnuts, tree nuts, and peanuts (yes, we know it’s a legume and not a ‘nut’) can slash the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease, says the largest study of its kind.
More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency.
A study suggesting men consuming two or more sugary drinks per day are more likely to suffer heart failure does not provide conclusive evidence, say medical professionals while industry calls it 'unhelpful'.
The lead researcher behind a high-profile paper showing energy drinks increase heart contraction rates has rejected claims by Monster Beverage Corp that the paper is ‘alarmist’ and stressed that “whether this increase in contractility is generally beneficial...
Interest is growing in fruit juices for heart health, as Provexis
signs up another UK supermarket chain to its tomato-based Sirco
drink, and a new trial prepares to get underway in Scotland to
investigate the effects of a juice product...
A key compound in red wine could have a direct beneficial effect on
heart cells, report researchers from the US, building on a raft of
science that suggests this popular beverage could play a role in
preventing heart disease.
The supplement industry generally deals with calcium in terms of
lack- explaining to consumers the health benefits of increasing
their intake of the mineral. However, a new book suggests
calcification - deposists of calcium in parts...
Hydrolysed whey proteins significantly reduce blood pressure in a
small clinical trial, likely by altering multiple cardiovascular
disease risk facters, reported researchers at a recent diabetes
conference, writes Dominique Patton.
Small daily doses of flavonoid-rich dark chocolate eaten over a
two-week period significantly improved blood vessel function,
report US researchers this week, without increasing blood
More research to suggest that chocolate could be of benefit arrived
this week with scientists in the US suggesting that dietary
flavonols found in certain chocolates and cocoa could improve blood
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...
More evidence to support the view that the dietary intake of onions
is of benefit to cardiovascular health and may inhibit human
platelet aggregation was released recently following research by