Heart Health

German Research Boost for Improving Heart Health

17 Feb 2017 --- Three universities have joined forced with nutrition and agriculture institutions in Germany to form NutriCARD, aiming to research and analysis the production and marketing of heart-healthy food.

High-Altitude Living Decreases Risk of Heart Disease

31 Jan 2017 --- A new study has revealed that the incidence of Metabolic Syndrome could be lower if the altitude of where a person lives is higher. The study has been published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Physiology.

Type of Sugar Consumed Could Determine Disease Risk

23 Jan 2017 --- The type of sugar you eat, and not just calorie count, may determine your risk for chronic disease, according to a new study. The research is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function. 

Red Meat Has Neutral Effect on Cardiovascular Disease Risk

20 Dec 2016 --- Consuming more red meat than what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new review of clinical trials from Purdue University.

Even Low-Intensity Smokers are at Increased Risk of Earlier Death

06 Dec 2016 --- People who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetime had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death than never smokers, and those who smoked between one and 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent higher risk of earlier death than never smokers, according to a new study from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 

A Handful of Nuts a Day Cuts Risk of Disease

05 Dec 2016 --- A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

Midlife Important Time to Reduce Risks of Heart Failure

29 Nov 2016 --- Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years could reduce risk for heart failure by up to 86 percent throughout the remainder of life, according to research published today in JACC: Heart Failure.

Healthy Lifestyle Can Cut Genetic Heart Disease Risk

14 Nov 2016 --- Following a healthy lifestyle can cut in half the probability of a heart attack or similar event, even for those who have a high genetic risk, according to a study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). 

Calcium Supplements May Damage the Heart

18 Oct 2016 --- Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have concluded that taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods is still protective. 

Foods With Improved Fat Quality Reduce CVD Risk

17 Oct 2016 --- Swapping regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality can lead to nearly a 30% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, according to a new study published in British Journal of Nutrition. 

Potatoes, Cereals and Alcohol Increase Heart Disease Risk, Not Saturated Fats

17 Oct 2016 --- New research looking into the dietary habits of 42 European countries over 16 years has revealed that the consumption of potatoes, cereals, and alcohol increases risk of heart disease, whereas saturated fats such as dairy, animal proteins, and tree nuts reduce it.

Synthesis-derived MK-7 is Bioequivalent to Fermentation-derived MK-7

07 Oct 2016 --- A new study has demonstrated that synthesis-derived MK-7 is 100% bioequivalent to fermentation-derived MK-7, in both biological function and activity. The new development is expected to please the K2 MK7 supplements industry, as production by batch fermentation restricts the manufacturing scalability of MK-7, restricting overall growth of the vitamin K2 market.

EU Novel Foods Approval for Heart Health Antioxidant

29 Sep 2016 --- DSM Nutritional Products has received European Union (EU) Novel Foods approval for resVida, a high purity trans-resveratrol. The ruling means resVida can be placed on the EU market as a novel food ingredient to be used in food supplements in capsule or tablet form, at doses of up to 150 mg per day.

New Cardiovascular Health Ingredient Hits Market

28 Sep 2016 --- Frutarom Health BU is set to introduce CitrOliveTM, a patented natural ingredient, which the company claims can support overall cardiovascular health. The ingredient formulation of olive and citrus extracts is backed by extensive research of key phytochemicals, polyphenols and flavonoids.

Processed Meats Linked to Heart Health Risk

09 Sep 2016 --- Eating 50g of bacon or ham every day could increase the risk of dying from heart disease by nearly 25%, a new study has shown. The study, published on the Journal of Internal Medicine, follows the announcement from the World Health Organization last October, warning of the dangers of consuming too much processed meat.

Eating Dinner After 7pm Could Increase Risk of a Heart Attack, According to Researchers

01 Sep 2016 --- Millions of Brits are increasing their risk of heart attacks by eating dinner after 7pm, say researchers.

Six Meals A Day Could Prevent Heart Disease, According To New Study

31 Aug 2016 --- Eating 6 smaller meals or snacks a day instead of 3-4 normal size meals, could help consumers reduce their risk of developing heart disease by more than 30%.

Study Shows Mediterranean Diet Can Cut Death Rate In Cardiovascular Patients

29 Aug 2016 --- Eating a Mediterranean diet could be extremely beneficial for patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, and helps them live longer. Consuming high quantities of vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil could be the key to living longer, according to the results from the observational Moli-sani study, presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Conference in Rome at the weekend.

Overall Weight Loss More Important Than Exercise Or Diet When It Comes To Heart Health

25 Aug 2016 --- New research has revealed that overall weight loss is the most important thing when it comes to cardiovascular health. Whether it’s achieved by diet, exercise or a combination of the two, is irrelevant.

Early Signs Of Heart Disease Linked To Reduced Access To Fresh Food, Study Reveals

16 Aug 2016 --- A study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, has revealed that limited access to shops selling fresh food may increase the risk of developing signs of early heart disease.