Hypertension

Taming the heart health benefits of wild olive oil

Taming the heart health benefits of wild olive oil

By Lynda Searby

Could wild olive oil have health benefits to rival its cultivated counterpart? An animal study from the University of Seville shows that oil from the ancient Acebuche olive species could reduce arterial hypertension.

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Yoghurt consumption linked to lower heart risk

By Nathan Gray

Eating two or more servings of yoghurt could help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in men and women with high blood pressure by around 20%, according to new research.

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Ginger linked to healthier hearts: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Daily consumption of ginger may reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, says a new paper from Chinese researchers.

DMBA is being used to replace the banned stimulant DMAA, which has been linked to cases of cerebral haemorrhage, stroke and death

The new DMAA: DMBA warnings spread to EU

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Swedish Food Safety Authority (NFA) has urged consumers not to buy products containing DMBA – a novel substance used to replace the banned stimulant DMAA.

Researchers say new grape seed procyanidins (GSP) product is effective in reducing hypertension alongside lifestyle factors

Grape seed given hypertension thumbs up: Unpublished data

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Researchers say that Indena’s new grape seed procyanidins (GSP) product – now only using water as extraction solvent – is effective in blood pressure management when coupled with lifestyle factors.

Could beetroot bread help lower heart disease risk?

Could beetroot bread help lower heart disease risk?

By Nathan Gray

Enriching bread with nitrate-rich beetroot could help to lower our risk of heart disease by reducing blood pressure and improving blood vessel functioning, according to new research.

UK food agency warns against DMAA

UK food agency warns against DMAA (but medicines agency has final say)

By Shane Starling

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers off pre-workout supplements containing the stimulant DMAA, in reaction to adverse events reported from around the world. But it says the medicines agency must determine if it is an illegal drug or...

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