A study on a standardized olive fruit extract shows promise for consumers at risk of arterial stiffness, as measured by a reduction in triglycerides. The extract showed less effect when measured with a vascular index.
Italian scientists have linked the Mediterranean diet with lower mortality rates for sufferers of cardiovascular disease, but they also warn that the diet’s benefits are reaching fewer people as consumers are priced out of eating healthily, especially...
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.
Guidance on the prevention of cardiovascular disease relating to sugar, salt and fats – including omega-3s – should be updated, the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has concluded. Plant sterols and stanols were also considered.
United States Preventive Services Task Force review
The current evidence is ‘insufficient’ for vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer in healthy people without nutritional deficiencies, says a new review from the researchers for the United States Preventive Services...
The potential of cocoa to beneficially impact ‘good’ cholesterol levels may be linked to the theobromine content and not the flavonoids, says a new study from Unilever Research & Development Vlaardingen.
Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition
People following an energy unrestricted plant-based diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts can reduce their risk of a major cardiovascular event by 30% compared with people following a purely low-fat diet, according to a “landmark” new...
A former Italian government research project has been spun off into a start-up company specialising in naturally extracted olive oil extracts, as competition heats up in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-approved cardiovascular benefitting category.
Some pine-bark extracts may have no effect in lowering blood pressure or reducing other risk factors for heart disease, according to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, but extrapolation to the whole sector is unwarranted.
Supplements of B-vitamins do not offer protection from
cardiovascular disease, say the results of the US-based Women's
Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study (WAFACS) - findings
that cannot be applied to the general...
Antioxidants from coffee may reduce the risk of postmenopausal
women developing cardiovascular disease, report researchers from
Norway and the US - lending more support to previous studies on the
beverage's potential benefits.
SourceOne Global Partners has secured access to a constant supply
of citrus-derived polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs), key ingredients
in patented antioxidant compound Sytrinol, by signing an exclusive
long-term agreement with Chinese...