Cardiovascular Disease

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.

Plant-based Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease risk by 30%

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease risk by 30%: 'Landmark’ study provides compelling evidence that it’s the type, not the level of fat, that counts for cardio health

By Elaine Watson, Loma Linda, California

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...

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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