heart health

22 Jul 2019
--- Almost 10,000 cases of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and 1,500 cases of stomach cancer in the UK have been linked to the high salt content of foods. This is a result of the industry’s relaxed salt content regulations,... Read More
17 Jul 2019
--- Trending this year, adaptogens have emerged as a class of herbal extracts with claims of boosting the body’s ability to combat physical, chemical and biological stressors, in addition to elevating cognitive functions,... Read More
17 Jul 2019
--- High iron levels in the blood may increase the risk of stroke, according to a new study from Imperial College London, UK, funded by the Wellcome trust. Naturally high iron levels are associated with benefits such as a lower... Read More
15 Jul 2019
--- Restricting calorie intake moderately can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack in people only marginally overweight, a new study from the University of Sydney, Australia has found. In addition to significantly... Read More
09 Jul 2019
--- Decades of nutrition research that highlights the benefits of dietary nutrition and supplement interventions for health have been dismissed by a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine. This is according to Steve... Read More
08 Jul 2019
--- The 2018 World Health Organization (WHO) draft guidance on dietary saturated and trans fatty acids fails to consider the importance of the food matrix, according to Danish researchers. The guidance recommends reducing the... Read More
04 Jul 2019
--- Supplementation with the pasteurized form of gut-bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila (A. muciniphila) has been found to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, moderate pre-diabetes progression, as well as lower cholesterol levels... Read More
27 Jun 2019
--- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has unveiled a new line of DHA/EPA blends containing omega 3, 6 and 9, which offer benefits that can help support cognitive, heart, immune system or eye health. Coined Onavita Algal DHA... Read More
24 Jun 2019
--- Remedy Organics, a US producer of functional wellness drinks, has announced the launch of Golden Mind. The ready-to-drink beverage is a blend of almond milk, DHA omega 3 (sustainably sourced from microalgae), MCT oil,... Read More
05 Jun 2019
--- US-based hemp ingredients company Victory Hemp Foods has launched two new functional and proprietary ingredients – Victory ONE Hemp Heart Oil and V-70 Hemp Protein – created as solutions for formulators across a... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- Popular belief says that eating red meat increases cholesterol levels. However, consuming red meat (such as pork and beef) and white meat (in this case, poultry) may have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels. This is... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- Drinking coffee, including extremely high volume consumption, is not linked with stiffer arteries and is not as bad for the heart and circulatory system as previously thought, according to new research. A study by Queen Mary... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- Eating one cup of blueberries – approximately 150g – a day can reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by up to 15 percent, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. The findings,... Read More
29 May 2019
--- The increased blood pressure and impacted heart rhythms that resulted from healthy volunteers drinking about two cans – 32 ounces– of energy drink in a short timespan cannot be attributable to caffeine. This is... Read More
27 May 2019
--- Heart health patients who consume higher amounts of fiber tend to have a healthier gut microbiome, which is linked to a reduced risk of death or need of a heart transplant. This is according to a study presented yesterday at... Read More
21 May 2019
--- A moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol, equivalent to the consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland,... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Glucosamine is used widely in joint health supplements to relieve osteoarthritis and joint pain, but it may also lower a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ),... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Consuming six or more coffees a day may increase the risk of heart disease by up to 22 percent, according to a study from the University of South Australia (UniSA). Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Curcumin, the yellow powder derivative of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) that is widely used as a food colorant and flavoring, may also have therapeutic properties in helping prevent and combat stomach cancer. This is... Read More
19 Apr 2019
--- In nutrition news this week, probiotic producer AbelaPharm Swiss has acquired a Belgrade production facility from German pharmaceutical company STADA. A Fibersol, a full line of soluble prebiotic dietary fiber, was granted... Read More