Vitamins E and C not OK for CVD
Vitamin E and C do not prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week.
Isoflavone-rich supplement boosts artery health: Study
A dietary supplement rich in isoflavones may improve the function of arteries in stroke patients, according to new research from Hong Kong.
Red grape's antioxidant benefits identified
A dietary supplement of red grape juice may reduce the activity of
an enzyme linked to cardiovascular disease, suggests a new study
said to be first report of its kind in humans.
Corn anthocyanins yield cardio-protective effect
An animal-based study investigating the link between anthocyanin
consumption and cardiovascular disease has turned in encouraging
results for the plant-derived flavonoids.
Aker BioMarine joins budding krill oil market
Biotechnology company Aker BioMarine is launching a 100 per cent
pure krill oil ingredient for dietary supplements, to help meet
growing demand predicted for the ingredient.
Broccoli compound identified for heart benefits
The heart healthy effects of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli
and cauliflower may be due to their ability to influence the
secretion of a cholesterol transporter, researchers have reported.
Vitamin E produces paradoxical results on CVD, study suggests
Supplementation with vitamin E has produced both positive and
negative effects in helping to beat the risk factors in
cardiovascular disease, an animal study has concluded.
Sea buckthorn may cut inflammation, CVD
Regular consumption of sea buckthorn berries reduced levels of a
protein that is associated with inflammation, diabetes and heart
disease, say Finnish scientists.
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.
Whole grain promotion should be doubled - meta-analysis
The consistent evidence linking the consumption of whole grain to
significant decreases in the risk of cardiovascular disease should
push policy-makers to redouble their efforts to get the public
eating more of the grains, scientists...
Australia, NZ putting final touches to health, nutrition claims
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is ironing out the
creases before finalising its proposed health and nutrition claims
standard with nutrient profiling and percentage daily intakes up
SOD supplement may protect against atherosclerosis
A superoxide dismutase (SOD) supplement, GliSODin, in combination
with diet and lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the risk
of cardiovascular disease, French researchers have reported.
Study questions garlic's cholesterol-lowering powers
A new trial from the US has reported that garlic may not decrease LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, raising questions over the cardiovascular benefits of garlic.
New trial questions B-vitamins for CVD in high-risk women
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...
Folic acid supplements could reduce inflammation
A daily supplement of folic acid could reduce inflammatory markers
and therefore offer protection from heart disease for overweight
and obese people, suggests a short study from Italy.