Specific metabolites produced by the oral microbiome may be the reason behind the success of diets that have been shown to lower blood pressure, an expert in vascular pharmacology has suggested.
Supplementing the diet with inulin-type fructans may improve the function of the endothelium in blood vessels and reduce the risk of metabolic disorders-related cardiovascular diseases, says a new study.
DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016
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.
Supplements of curcumin with enhanced bioavailability may improve the vascular health in healthy people, says a new study with OmniActive Health Technologies’ CurcuWIN ingredient.
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).
Consuming curcumin supplements may improve endothelial-dependent dilation (EDD) of blood vessels in middle-aged and older, says a new study.
Consumption of nitrate-rich beetroot juice may restore reduced blood vessel function in healthy subjects at altitude, researchers have said.
Cocoa flavanols have been tied to lowering blood pressure and heart disease risk in new research by a Mars-backed project, but study authors say chocolate is too calorific to be a delivery vehicle.
An animal study conducted by Kyowa Hakko has shown that the company’s patented L-citrulline/L-arginine ingredient is effective in boosting plasma L-arginine levels enhancing nitric oxide bioavailability post supplementation.
The health benefits of switching to a Mediterranean style diet and upping the amount of time spent exercising for a period of just eight weeks can still be seen a year after stopping the regime, according to a new study.
Daily supplements of Pycnogenol, an extract from French maritime pine bark, may improve blood flow and reduce swelling, pain and the number of faulty veins post-pregnancy, says a new study from Italy.
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...
Vitamin D could play a vital role in the regulation of cardiovascular function - and the risk of several disease states - by controlling arterial stiffness and levels of nitric oxide, according to new research in mice.
Acute ingestion of polyphenols from coffee may improve the function of the cells lining blood vessels (endothelial cells), says a new study from Japan that supports the heart health benefits of coffee constituents.
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.
Daily intake of a lycopene-based food supplement could help to cut the risk of heart disease by improving the functioning of blood vessels, say researchers.
Supplementing the diet with olive oil may improve the function of cells lining blood vessels in people with atherosclerosis, says a new study from the US and Italy.
Cocoa compounds found in dark chocolate can reduce blood pressure in the short term and could help guard against cardiovascular disease, according to a recently released study.
A combination of aged garlic extract and coenzyme Q10 may improve vascular health by improving the function of the cells lining the blood vessels, says a new study with LA County firefighters.
A whey-protein-rich ingredient may improve blood vessel function in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease, reports a new randomized, double-blind study supported by Glanbia.
Omega-3 may reduce damage from smoking, suggests research
Omega-3 fatty acids could help to reduce the physical harm caused by smoking, according to a new study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology.
Daily supplements of vitamin B12 may improve the arterial function and provide a ‘novel strategy’ to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis in vegetarians, says a new study.
The chilli compound capsaicin could help heart health by lowering cholesterol and increasing blood flow in vessels, according to new research in hamsters.
Lingonberry juice may help ‘normalise’ blood vessel function: Study
Long-term intake of phenol-rich lingonberry, but not cranberry or blackcurrant juice, improves and normalises the functioning of blood vessels in rats with hypertension, according to new research.
Resveratrol supplements could improve heart health: Study
Daily supplements of resveratrol may improve vascular function and lead to improved cardiovascular health, according to new research.
Soy isoflavones could improve endothelial function: Study
Supplementation with soy isoflavones could improve blood vessel endothelial cell function and reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, according a new meta-analysis study.
The firm behind heart-friendly beetroot juice Beet It has secured new retail listings for its ‘one-shot’ 70ml packs after a successful launch in Holland & Barrett.
Research links chili compound to lower blood pressure
A new study has linked frequent intake of capsaicin to a reduction in blood pressure, the first time that the effect has been observed for long-term use.
High-flavanol cocoa repairs blood vessels in CVD patients - Mars
Cocoa flavanols could improve poor blood vessel function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to research by a team of researchers, including scientists from confectionery maker, Mars Inc.
Resveratrol – a compound in red wine - may be influencing both blood vessel function and the function of fat cells, say new studies which may help explain its heart health benefits.
Omega-3-rich meals have blood vessel benefits: Study
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may improve blood vessel health following a meal, says a new study from the UK.
Folic acid shows benefits for diabetic heart health
Supplements of folic acid may reverse the detrimental changes in blood vessel health associated with diabetes, according to results of a new mouse study from Hong Kong.
Whey protein may improve heart health: Study
A whey-protein-rich ingredient may improve blood vessel function in healthy individuals, reports a new randomised, double-blind study supported by Glanbia.
Extracts from blueberries may reduce the size of tumours primarily found in infants and children, and improve survival, suggest new findings from a study with mice.
Flavonoids’ heart health benefits in the blood vessels: Study
Oral supplements of flavonoids commonly found in onions and tea may enhance the function of the lining of blood vessels, according to new research from Australia.
Broccoli can reverse diabetic heart damage, say researchers
A UK study has found consuming broccoli can reverse damage caused to the heart blood vessels of diabetics due to the presence of a sulfur compound.
Pine bark extract boost for blood flow and heart health
Extracts from French maritime pine bark may boost the body's
production of nitric oxide - key to better blood flow and oxygen
supply to muscles - suggests a new study.
Flavanol rich juice aimed at lowering vascular age
UK ingredient company Coressence is set to see its flavanol-rich
Evesse Juice added to a line of organic drinks aimed at improving
Omega-3 may boost blood vessel elasticity - study
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids may improve the elasticity
of blood vessels and improve overall cardiovascular health, reports
a new study from China.
Tocotrienols show promise against cancer growth
Tocotrienol, the less well known form of vitamin E, could prevent
the formation of new blood vessels, and therefore hold promise
against a range of diseases, suggests new animal study.
Coenzyme study backs heart health claims
Supplementation with the coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may boost naturally
occurring antioxidant enzymes and endothelial function in
patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), researchers have
Whole grains linked to lower atherosclerosis risk
An increased intake of wholegrain-rich foods has been linked to
improvements in blood vessel health, says a new study that adds to
the heart-health benefits of a diet rich in wholegrains.
Pycnogenol may reduce edema in hypertensives on meds
Daily supplements of the French maritime park bark extract,
Pycnogenol, could reduce edema, a typical side-effect of
antihypertensive medications, by 36 percent in patients taking
these medications, says a new study.
More support for grape seed extract's heart benefits
Masquelier's grape seed extract could reduce lipid oxidation and
free radical damage of blood vessel cells by about 75 per cent,
says new research to be presented this week.
Pine bark extract could improve diabetic microangiopathy
Daily supplements of the French maritime park bark extract,
Pycnogenol, could improve blood flow that deteriorates due to
diabetic microangiopathy by 68 per cent, says a new study.
Baby-boomers may benefit most from flavanol-rich cocoa
The heart health of the baby-boom generation could benefit from
flavanol-rich cocoa, reports a study co-funded by Mars, but
independent experts warn against confusion with commercial
ASA clamps down on Flora pro.activ blood vessel claims
The UK's Advertising Standards Agency seems to be tightening its
grip on health claims, with Unilever reportedly told to change
adverts for Flora pro.activ to remove claims that it can help keep
blood vessels healthy as well...
Blueberries show promise in protecting heart
Blueberries could strengthen blood vessels against oxidative stress
that may lead to heart disease, says new research - news that could
boost already impressive sales.
More support for grape seed extract's health benefits
Masquelier's grapevine seed extract could reduce free radical
damage of blood vessel cells by 85 per cent and protect against
heart disease, says new research.
Cocoa reduces risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, says study
Unprocessed cocoa reduces the risks of cancer and cardiovascular
disease, according to a study by Harvard Medical School and Mars.