A new study investigating the influence of vitamin D on the incidence of metabolic syndrome and hormonal balance in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has concluded that vitamin D supplementation could improve patient wellbeing.
A study involving data from 13,423 adults concludes that magnesium deficiency is closely related to a higher rate of anaemia occurrence, especially among women and older Americans.
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.
Study says adequate sunlight exposure is vital
Nano sensors used to track how vitamin D3 affects cells have shown it is able repair damage to the heart brought on by metabolic conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes and atherosclerosis.
Daily supplements containing a polyphenol-rich extract from olive leaves may improve blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels in pre-hypertensives, says a new study.
Switching red meat for vegetables or potatoes could significantly lower your risk of myocardial infarction, but swapping out fatty fish for veggies could increase your risk, say researchers.
Higher zinc levels in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease for those with diabetes, says a review that also exposes holes in existing evidence.
There are “no compelling associations” between calcium supplementat use and increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, says a new study.
Cardiac surgery patients given omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) beforehand found their hospital stay reduced by up to 2.4 days, an analysis has suggested.
Drinking cherry juice may be as effective as medication in reducing high blood pressure, researchers have discovered.
While it has been long suggested that low vitamin D levels can be a risk factor for ill health, new research has also suggested that people with very high levels may also be at risk.
Supplements of vitamin E may reduce the risk of myocardial infarction, says a new meta-analysis of 16 randomized clinical trials, but the effects seem to be canceled out when given other antioxidants.
Recommending a higher intake of cereal fibre after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, according to a nine-year research project.
Randomised controlled trials on supplementation with vitamin D seem to show that the vitamin has little causal effect on our health outcomes, according to a new meta-analysis which suggests that future research is 'unlikely' to alter such conclusions.
A public body that advises the UK National Health Service (NHS) has revised its position that heart attack patients can benefit from omega-3 consumption to prevent further attacks, in a move labeled “misguided” by the omega-3 sector.
A systematic review by the Mayo Clinic has said that L-Carnitine can reduce mortality, abnormal heart rhythms and angina development in patients experiencing a heart attack.
A high intake of calcium from both food and supplements is associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality and death from heart disease in women, reports a new study.
Data from randomized trials support the ability of co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to improve heart function in people with congestive heart failure (CHF), say scientists from Tulane University in New Orleans.
DMAA in the dock
The German food safety agency has warned people with increased blood pressure and those suffering from cardiovascular disease off disputed stimulant DMAA, and called for a probe into its legal status.
Earlier this week we ran a story based on a Euromonitor blog that asked some questions of the efficacy, safety and marketing of food supplements. Here Alan Ruth, PhD, CEO of the Irish Health Trade Association responds...
A proprietary blend of beetroot and Hawthorn berry may boost the activity of an enzyme linked to improved heart health, suggests a new study from Texas.
Lard ‘splurge’ may have heart health benefits, suggest researchers
Short-term ‘splurges’ of a high-fat diet may offer protection from heart disease and reduce the risk of tissue damage from heart attacks, according to new research.
Stroke study questions blanket approach to vit D supplementation
Supplementation with Vitamin D may not benefit stroke patients, suggests new research that also questions a blanket approach to supplementation with the vitamin.
Multivitamin use linked to fewer heart attacks for women
Women who take a daily multivitamin may be at a reduced risk of heart attacks, according to new research.
‘Risks outweigh benefits’ for calcium supplements: Meta-analysis
Regularly taking calcium supplements for osteoporosis may cause more heart attacks than the number of fractures they prevent, according to new research.
Supplements of B6, B12 or folate do not affect cardiovascular health, despite lowering homocysteine levels, says a prestigious Cochrane review.
Omega-3 may improve blood pressure in kidney disease patients
A combination of omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may decrease blood pressure and heart rate in kidney disease patients, says a new study.
Study identifies vitamin D’s benefits for diabetic heart health
Vitamin D may inhibit the build-up of cholesterol in blood vessels, says a new study that support calls for vitamin D supplements to improve heart health of diabetics.
Whey protein may improve heart health: Study
A whey-protein-rich ingredient may improve blood vessel function in healthy individuals, reports a new randomised, double-blind study supported by Glanbia.
A spread containing plant sterols and bioactive peptides from milk may reduce cholesterol levels and improve blood pressure, says a new study from Valio.
CoQ10 may boost heart health of diabetics on statins
Supplements of coenzyme Q10 may increase the vascular health of diabetics receiving statins, according to a new study from Australia.
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.
Not all flavonoids are created equal: meta-analysis
An increased consumption of flavonoid-rich chocolate and soy may
decrease blood pressure and improve heart health, but other
flavonoids from other sources are not as effective, according to a
Chromium ingredient may lower blood pressure: study
Supplements of niacin-bound chromium(III) may reduce blood pressure
and offer knock-on benefits for cardiovascular health, according to
Pine bark extract may boost diabetics' heart health
Supplements of extracts from French maritime pine bark may reduce
blood pressure and the use of blood pressure medication among
diabetics, suggest results from a new study.
Pine bark extract boost for blood flow and heart health
Extracts from French maritime pine bark may boost the body's
production of nitric oxide - key to better blood flow and oxygen
supply to muscles - suggests a new study.
PharmaNutrients seeks partner for CLA-atherosclerosis projects
PharmaNutrients is looking to take CLA into the heart health arena,
after obtaining the exclusive worldwide rights to the Kritchevsky
patent on reduction of atherosclerotic plaques.
Ajinomoto ups L-Arginine price
Amino acid manufacturer Ajinomoto Aminoscience announced that
increasing raw material and energy costs have driven the company to
increase prices of its L-Arginine products by $1/ kg.
Tomato extract could stop platelet build-up, boost heart health
Extracts from tomatoes offer heart health benefits by reducing the
accumulation of platelets that lead eventually to blood clots,
heart attacks and strokes, say two complimentary studies from the
Enzymotec makes headway in Asia with Il Dong deal
Israeli biotech Enzymotec has signed an agreement with Il Dong to
take CardiaBeat into South Korea, under which they will develop
biofunctional consumer products for cognitive function and heart
Green, yellow veg linked to healthier arteries
A diet rich in green and yellow vegetables could reduce the
development of atherosclerosis by almost 40 per cent, and is
further evidence for the benefits of eating your vegetables, says a
Med diet good for people with heart problems
The Mediterranean diet, already linked as a way to protect against
heart disease, could help people with established heart problems
says a population-based study from Greece.
L-arginine may be harmful for heart attack patients
L-arginine amino acid supplements for heart attack patients may do
more harm than good, according to a new study.
Immigration to Britain raises heart disease risk
People moving from South Asia to the UK significantly increase
their risk of heart disease, largely due to a change in diet, shows
Largest vitamin E trial shows reduced risk of cardiovascular death in women
Vitamin E is unlikely to prevent heart disease or cancer but it
could lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke in older women as
well as cardiovascular deaths, writes Dominique Patton.
Fiber's dual effect wards off heart disease in diabetics
A new study carried out by Unicity International and presented at
the American Heart Association conference indicates that fiber
supplements have a dual effect on cholesterol levels in type-2
diabetes patients, lowing levels of LDL...
CRN campaigns to show vitamin E not harmful
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) yesterday launched a
national campaign to reassure the public of the safety and benefits
of vitamin E.
Vitamin E may cut heart attack risk for diabetics
About 40 per cent of diabetic patients can reduce their risk of
heart attacks and of dying from heart disease by taking vitamin E
supplements, according to new research out of the Technion-Israel
Institute of Technology.
Infant formula may be playing a role in adult disease
New research appears to lend weight to the theory that rapid growth
in infancy, boosted by enriched infant formulas, might increase the
risk of heart disease and stroke later in life, say UK-based
Drinkers with high blood pressure less likely to die from heart disease
Light to moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of death
from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men with high blood pressure,
according to new research.