Blood Pressure

Few Foods on Track to Meet 2017 Salt Reduction Targets, Research Reveals

21 Mar 2017 --- Only 1 out of the 28 food categories surveyed by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) are on track to meet Public Health England’s (PHE) 2017 Salt Reduction Targets. The new findings come just 9 months ahead of when the targets are due to be in place.

Lowering Cholesterol to “Levels of a New-Born” May Cut Heart Attack Risk

19 Dec 2016 --- Reducing our cholesterol levels to those of a new-born baby significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research. The findings come after recent studies have questioned whether very low levels of cholesterol are beneficial.

Tocotrienols Linked With Improved Metabolic Syndrome

21 Sep 2016 --- ExcelVite has revealed a new human clinical study uncovering a link between its patented product, EVNol SupraBio, and reduction of LDL-cholesterol, diastolic blood pressure and inflammatory markers such as Interlukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) among metabolic syndrome subjects. 

Modified Probiotics Could Improve Heart Health

16 Sep 2016 --- A new study has shown how a genetically modified strain of the probiotic Lactobacillus could lower blood pressure, improve heart contractility, and reduce heart wall thickness. The study was presented at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Lowering Blood Pressure Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year

15 Sep 2016 --- More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with specific common risk factors for heart disease would engage in an intensive program to lower their blood pressure, a new study has revealed. The study was presented at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Daily Alcohol Consumption May Affect Heart Health

15 Sep 2016 --- New research suggests that long-term alcohol consumption, even as little as one drink a day, could enlarge the heart’s left upper chamber (atrial) and increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation. The study disputes the common perception that moderate alcohol intake is good for the heart.

Fruit and Veg Cut Blood Pressure and Medical Bills

15 Sep 2016 --- By adding more fruits and vegetables to the diet, US patients with kidney disease can significantly reduce their blood pressure, and therefore their medicine expenses, compared to those who treated with a baking soda regimen or did not receive acid-reducing treatment.

Green Tea Could Prevent Deadly Artery Condition, According to Japanese Researchers

24 Aug 2016 --- Drinking green tea could prevent a deadly condition in the body's main artery, according to research conducted at Kyoto University in Japan. 

MGP's Fibersym RW Reduces Risk Factors Associated with Metabolic Syndrome

05 Aug 2016 --- Results of an independent study recently conducted at South Dakota State University (SDSU) show that MGP's Fibersym RW resistant wheat starch, a patented, non-GMO dietary fiber source, reduces risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome.

Magnesium May Regulate Blood Pressure, Study Finds

18 Jul 2016 --- New research, published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension, identifies magnesium as a potential remedy.

Sensus Respond to Official EU Health Claim On Blood Glucose Management

10 Jun 2016 --- Sensus, global specialist in chicory root fiber, has responded favorably to news that a new EU regulation on health claims for non-digestible carbohydrates in improving glycemic response has now been made official. The new legislation was passed by the EU Commission on May 30 2016.

Melatonin Reduces Blood Pressure and Regulates Disrupted Circadian Rhythms in The Elderly

18 May 2016 --- Russian research has found that daily Melatonin administration reduces blood pressure and regulates age-dependent disturbances of circadian rhythms.

Eating Italian Cheese Can Lower Blood Pressure, Study Shows

16 May 2016 --- Just one serving of Grana Padano, a hard, slow-ripened, semi-fat cheese comparable to “Parmesan” can lower blood pressure thanks to its peptides, according to new research.

Montmorency Cherry Juice Significantly Lowers High Blood Pressure, Study Shows

05 May 2016 --- Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

New EU Health Claim for Sensus Chicory Root Fiber and Blood Glucose Management

20 Apr 2016 --- The new health claim authorized by the European Commission confirms that non-digestible carbohydrates, such as chicory root fiber, also labeled as inulin or fructo-oligosaccharides, contribute to better blood glucose management, as they support a lower rise in blood glucose response.

Drinking High Carbohydrate Shakes Can Hamper Heart Function

01 Apr 2016 --- Scientists have found that drinking a high carbohydrate shake can have an acute and detrimental effect on heart function.

Holista and Nadja Foods to Develop and Market Healthy Low-GI Muffins for US and Canadian Markets

03 Mar 2016 --- Australia-listed Holista and US healthy food specialist Nadja Foods will co-develop the lowest-GI clean-label muffin using the all-natural GI Lite formula for the north American market.

Holista Partners on "World’s Lowest GI White Bread"

27 Jan 2016 --- PANATURA GI’s nutritional claims, including further information and clarification of low-GI and clean labels, have been released. 

Study Finds Higher Fat DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Triglycerides

11 Jan 2016 --- The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern, which is high in fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy foods, significantly lowers blood pressure as well as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. In a study to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers at the UCSF Benioff's Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) found that a higher fat DASH diet lowered blood pressure to the same extent as the DASH diet, but also reduced triglycerides and did not significantly raise LDL-C.

Cholesterol-Lowering 'Portfolio Diet' Also Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Finds

10 Nov 2015 --- A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, a St. Michael's Hospital study has found.