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Açai pulp may improve antioxidant defenses, protect arteries

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of healthy women with açai pulp (Euterpe oleracea Martius) may improve antioxidant defenses, decrease markers of oxidative stress, and help protect against the formation of plaques in arteries, Brazilian researchers report.

Players in the heart health market are eager to boost the profile of established and emerging nutritional ingredients. (© iStock.com)

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016

The heart health market: All in the same vein?

By Will Chu

Those that visited this year’s Vitafoods conference in Geneva would not have failed to notice the growing range of products claiming to support cardiovascular health, in one shape or another.

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