A meta-analysis of 41 studies has found that a high intake of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Low levels of EPA and DHA omega-3s in red blood cell membranes may have a similar predictive power of early death to that of the well-established standard risk factors, such as smoking, says a new analysis.
With its first purchase order from Nestlé-owned Garden of Life in hand, Norwegian biotech company Hofseth BioCare (HBC) is gearing up for significant growth in North America with new products, exciting science, and unique claims.
By By Scott Steinford, Founder and President, CoQ10 Association
Very few ingredients have enjoyed the consistent growth that CoQ10 has experienced in the past 20 years. In 2000, the global market for ubiquinone had just surpassed 35 metric tons of CoQ10 demand and ubiquinol had yet to be introduced.
Consuming avocado pulp prior to aerobic exercise may accelerate cardiovascular recovery after exercise, with blood pressure and heart rate returning to normal levels faster than placebo, suggests a small study from Brazil.
The science is clear: a vegetarian diet is better for heart health, a study says - but does that include processed meat analogues? "While not as healthful as whole plants, they are useful transition foods," says one researcher.
The awards celebrate the best innovations and companies in the ingredients community, with prizes were run over five categories, heart health, digestive health, sports performance, weight management, and nutrition for the young and old.
Demand for functional food and drinks has ensured that the European market for ingredients with proposed cardiovascular benefits is in rude health, despite restrictions on claims allowed on such products, says new research.
Heart health is a preoccupation of almost half of adult Americans,
according to data from the Natural Marketing Institute that flags
up the considerable opportunities for healthy and functional
US agri-giant Cargill introduced a new barley ingredient, with high
levels of beta-glucan soluble fibre, at Health Ingredients Europe
last week, as part of its platform designed to target heart health.
Israeli nutritional oils company Enzymotec is launching a new heart
health brand, ArteriCare, which it claims offers superior
protection against cardiovascular disorders than many of the
phytosterol products currently available to...