A meta-analysis of 41 studies has found that a high intake of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
A newly published intervention study has added weight to those debunking the celeb-lauded 'blood type diet', concluding that blood type is not associated with the effects of a plant-based diet on body weight, body fat, plasma lipid concentrations,...
People at a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's may require a higher dose of Omega-3 than originally realised as the levels in the blood and the brain vary significantly, according to a new pilot study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC,...
It’s fitting that a relatively new institution—Maastricht University—is helping to drive research into the evolving benefits of a ‘new’ vitamin, Vitamin K2. That research will be buoyed by a multi-center EU grant announced today.
Rolling out into national retailers this month (such as Vitamin Shoppe and GNC) is a new brand of nitric oxide tablet supplements, called Berkeley Life Heart Health, designed to benefit cardiovascular health.
A proprietary tomato extract – backed in EU health claim law to benefit blood circulation – has been shown to thin blood in healthy people – but less severely than aspirin and without typical side-effects.
Daily consumption of a low-calorie cranberry juice may improve certain risk factors of heart disease, including blood pressure and triglycerides, says a new study from the Agricultural Research Service at the USDA and Ocean Spray Cranberries.
Taking a supplement containing L-citrulline may support blood flow in the stomach and help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated with physical strain during strenuous exercise, making the ingredient a potentially important pre-work out ingredient...
Like a bad penny, DMAA keeps cropping up in the market. In the most recent instance, a company called Regenaca Worldwide has recalled diet capsules that contain the ingredient, which FDA has banned from the market.
It may have been said before, but the future of nutrition is through personalization, especially for athletic individuals who want to achieve the optimal and not just normal levels, says Rony Sellam, CEO of Segterra, the company behind InsideTracker.
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Dark chocolate may help restore flexibility to arteries and prevent white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, but increasing flavanol content will not affect these effects and may even put consumers off, say researchers.
In another way point in the personalized healthcare movement, Purity Labs of Portland, OR has announced the development of a vitamin D blood test that involves obtaining only small spots of blood applied to cards. The new test lowers costs, simplifies...
Research has called into question the role of plant polyphenols in cardiovascular health, by finding that their supposed anti-platelet activities are only relevant at high, and physiologically unattainable, concentrations.
Eating dark chocolate reduces damage to the blood vessels of cirrhotic patients and also lowers blood pressure in the liver, according to research presented this week at the International Liver Congress in Vienna.
More than six months after receiving a positive health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) linking its tomato extract to blood circulation benefits, UK biotech firm Provexis has been handed final claim wording by the European...
Nattokinase, an enzyme extracted from fermented soy, may reduce levels of compounds linked to blood clotting, and cut the risk of heart disease in people at-risk of the disease, suggests new research from Taiwan.
Supplements of thiamine may boost vascular health for diabetics,
English scientists have suggested after their research indicated
that low levels of the B vitamin may be key to a range of vascular
The British way of drinking tea with milk may block the
cardiovascular benefits of the catechins, according to a small
study that highlights the need for nutrition studies to consider
confounding factors from the surrounding food...
Daily supplements of the French maritime park bark extract,
Pycnogenol, could reduce edema, a typical side-effect of
antihypertensive medications, by 36 percent in patients taking
these medications, says a new study.
Provexis has extended discussions over the use of its Fruitflow
tomato-based bioactive by a major global food company into 2007, as
it continues to tweak the technology platform to make it suitable
for a spectrum of food products.
Researchers from Italy have reported that daily oral supplements of
coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) improved the cardiovascular health of people
with heart failure, a result that has been welcomed by the company
behind the supplements used.
A new study has shown Pycnogenol to be more effective than a
conventional drug in reducing the symptoms of chronic venous
insufficiency (CVI), adding to 35 years of research into the
benefits of the antioxidant derived from French...