Cholesterol-lowering foods to be refunded under Dutch health insurance
Dutch health insurer VGZ is to reimburse policyholders who buy
Unilever's range of cholesterol-lowering margarine, yoghurt and
milk products in a bid to reduce medical costs related to heart
disease, it said yesterday.
Exercise boosts benefits of plant sterol products
Consuming products with plant sterols as well as exercising may
offer additional benefits for those at risk of coronary heart
disease, say Canadian researchers.
Nutrinova to enter Chinese market with DHA
German ingredients firm Nutrinova is expanding its presence in the
omega-3 market with new projects underway with Chinese supplement
makers and producers of infant nutrition products.
Fish oil mechanism studied in new trial
Better understanding of how a fish-rich diet helps maintain a low
risk of heart attack has been targeted under a new study at the
University of Edinburgh.
Further cholesterol-lowering claim in Sweden
Unilever's cholesterol-lowering Becel Pro.activ milk drink has
become the fifth product to earn a product-specific health claim
under Sweden's health claims system.
Bionutrics launches cholesterol clinical trials
Biopharmaceutical company Bionutrics has said it will carry out
clinical trials for its newly formulated dietary supplements
designed to address lipid metabolism and help maintain a normal
level of cholesterol.
High dose vitamin C linked to lower heart attack risk
People who supplement with high doses of vitamin C could be
reducing their risk of major heart disease events like heart
attack, suggests a new analysis of prospective studies.
Resveratrol has multiple action on heart health
Resveratrol, the antioxidant found in red wine, may help protect
heart health by limiting the effects of cardiac fibrosis, a
hardening of the heart tissue, finds new animal research.
Milk peptide gains evidence of BP-lowering effect
A milk peptide developed by Dutch dairy ingredients firm DMV
International reduced blood pressure in people with hypertension,
according to a small study published last month.
Lack of folate, carotenoids raising heart disease levels in CEE
Diets low in foods containing folate and carotenoids may be a major
contributing factor to the high rate of heart disease in Central
and Eastern Europe, say researchers.
Pomelit cuts LDL cholesterol
An Israeli fruit called the pomelit appears to lower blood
cholesterol levels and increase blood antioxidant activity, making
it a useful food to protect heart health, according to a
Pomegranate juice in heart health trial
Researchers in Britain are to test whether drinking pomegranate
juice can prevent blood vessel damage and help to protect against
Japanese cooking oil helps cut cholesterol
A novel cooking oil further lowers cholesterol in people on
cholesterol-lowering medication and could offer a safer alternative
to increasing drug dosages, suggests new research.
Health benefits of red tea boosts sales
While green tea has been getting its name around the block, red tea
has taken a little longer to become a household name, but its sales
are said to be soaring on the back of its purported health
Oats get cholesterol-lowering claim in UK
Manufacturers of oat-based products in the UK can now position them
alongside cholesterol-lowering foods, following the approval of a
health claim by the country's voluntary claims body.