Consuming functional foods containing plant sterols may an economically attractive means of lowering cholesterol, improving quality of life, and reducing cardiovascular events in elderly adults, a new reports argues.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol was reduced by 7.6% among study participants who were supplemented with 2 g per day of a chewable plant sterol ester, according to researchers at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital.
The emergence of two additional markers that better assess cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk has given researchers a deeper understanding of oat fibre as research continues to uncover the nutritional benefits of this polysaccharide.
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.
Sterol food players Unilever and Raisio are surprised Germany’s food agency has called for a safety review of the cholesterol-lowering ingredient when, they say, the job has already been performed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Intakes of stanols in excess of the recommended 2 grams per day dose are associated with additional and dose-dependent reductions in LDL-cholesterol, according to a new meta-analysis of over 110 trials.
Toyota Tsusho America has signed an exclusive supply and licensing
agreement with finished products distributor Pharmavite for its
branded cholesterol-lowering ingredient Pantesin in an effort to
bring it to the mass consumer market...
Ingredients companies are no longer presenting their products as a
singular approach to one aspect of cardiovascular health, but are
keeping in mind other bioactives that could add to the effect or
target another area of heart health...
Adding plant stanol-enriched foods to the diet of people taking
maximum-dose statins has clinical relevance for cardiovascular
health, reports research from Holland into a population of patients
not previously studied for such dietary...
Canada-based Neptune Technologies has announced results from a
clinical trial that reports a daily dose of its krill oil can lower
bad cholesterol levels by 34 per cent and boost good cholesterol by
44 per cent.
Japan's Kyowa Hakko Kogyo is introducing a liquid version of its
cholesterol-lowering food ingredient CSPHP at the IFT show in
Chicago this week. The ingredient is said to be more effective than
plant sterol esters, used in most...