Oils in particular have shown benefits in recent studies. A study conducted in Manitoba showed that DHA-rich canola oil boosted HDL cholestrol, lowered trigylcerides and lowered blood pressure when compared to other plant oils. Another recent study looking at lipids compared omega-3 supplements and how effective they are at the manufacturer’s suggested doses. The study, conducted by Nutrasource Diagnostics, Inc., found wide variancies in theoretical effectiveness.
Today’s special edition also rounds up other recent news on the cardiovascular health front, such as the effort made by researchers to debunk the link between calcium supplementation and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Other recent research in the sector has looked at the cardiovascular health benefits of chlorella supplements, vitamin D, natto extract and blueberry powder.