Improving blood pressure and boosting vascular health are areas of interest R&D activity

Special edition: Heart health

Heart health beyond cholesterol: Blood pressure and vascular health

By Stephen Daniells

In the first part of our special focus on heart health, NutraIngredients examines the science behind the potential health benefits of a new wave of ingredients, from blood pressure lowering peptides from dairy, to flavanols from cocoa.

South Korean researchers put tomatoes under the magnifying glass

Study unlocks lycopene’s heart health benefits

By Stephen Daniells

Lycopene, the compound that gives tomatoes their red color, may benefit heart health by boosting the body’s natural antioxidant defenses and protecting against DNA damage, says a new study from South Korea.


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