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Players in the heart health market are eager to boost the profile of established and emerging nutritional ingredients. (© iStock.com)

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016

The heart health market: All in the same vein?

By Will Chu

Those that visited this year’s Vitafoods conference in Geneva would not have failed to notice the growing range of products claiming to support cardiovascular health, in one shape or another.

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BHF backs vitamin K heart health research

By Shane Starling

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has invested £290,000 (€365,000) in a vitamin K trial investigating its potential to reduce heart problems in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Meta-analysis: Vitamin C supplements may boost endothelial function

Meta-analysis: Vitamin C supplements may boost endothelial function

By Stephen Daniells

Oral doses of vitamin C greater than 500 milligrams per day may boost the health of the endothelium - the thin layer of cells lining the blood vessels – and boost overall heart health for people who need it the most, according to a meta-analysis of 44...

Soy protein shows heart health benefits: RCT

Soy protein shows heart health benefits: RCT

By Stephen DANIELLS

Supplements of soy protein may reduce compounds in the body linked to dysfunctional blood vessel health, says new evidence that adds to the potential heart health benefits of the ingredient.

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