Cardiovascular Disease

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Evidence suggests cocoa flavanols can prevent CVD mortality

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

US researchers conducting a Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) observed a 27% reduction in deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults treated with the extract, although there was no improvement in the death rate for...

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Study signals need for vitamin k2 with statin use, says firm

By Nikki Hancocks

Norway-based vitamin K2 supplier NattoPharma has highlighted new evidence connecting statin use to increased cardiovascular risk which it says further proves the need for Vitamin K2 supplementation in these patients.

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Fermented soy helps lower cholesterol in RCT

By Nikki Hancocks

Consuming fermented soy daily can decrease total and LDL cholesterol levels, and may offer a dietary strategy to manage blood lipids, according to an industry funded study.

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'Vigorous' RCT debunks blood type diet

By Nikki Hancocks

A newly published intervention study has added weight to those debunking the celeb-lauded 'blood type diet', concluding that blood type is not associated with the effects of a plant-based diet on body weight, body fat, plasma lipid concentrations,...

Adequate levels of vitamin K2 have been shown to help restrict the formation of arterial plaques. ©Getty Images - Rasi Bhadramani

Danish population study further bolsters case for vitamin K2

By Hank Schultz

A new study on cardiovascular health using a protein as a biomarker has bolstered the evidence backing the notion that the benefits of vitamin K2 are so important that the substance should have its own RDI, a Norwegian supplier says.

Unilever back in court over pro.activ cholesterol claims

Unilever back in court over pro.activ cholesterol claims

By Shane STARLING

Food giant Unilever appeared in a Hamburg court today to defend use of expert statements that its plant sterol-based Becel pro.activ did not have any side effects such as bloodstream plaque levels in healthy people.

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