The heart health benefits of grape polyphenols have come under the
spotlight again, with a new study indicating that they can reduce
certain key risk factors for coronary heart disease in women,
writes Jess Halliday.
The risk factors and symptoms associated with peripheral vascular
disease and intermittent claudication can be reduced by better
nutrition, say Spanish researchers in a study published in this
month's Journal of Nutrition.
Nutritional lipid firm Enzymotec said today it has increased its
production capacity at its multipurpose plant by around a third,
following strong demand for its range of products, reports
ADM has developed a range of sterol esters for low-fat or fat-free
foods, giving it some edge over other sterol producers in a
functional food category that is taking time to reach its forecast
potential, reports Dominique Patton.
Biotechnology company KGK Synergize has developed a matrix of its
citrus and palm fruit extract Sytrinol by combining it with
LeciGel's phospholipiddelivery technology - a process that resolves
solubility and taste issues previously...
A solid business plan and an international outlook has delivered
another set of bumper full year results for Reliv International,
with operating profit up 21.8 percent to $8.98 million from $7.37
million in 2003 and a 26 percent increase...
Minute Maid Premium Heart Wise, the Coca-Cola-owned orange juice
brand that can help reduce cholesterol levels, has teamed up with
WomenHeart to help raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in
women during American Heart Month.
Dutch health insurer VGZ is to reimburse policyholders who buy
Unilever's range of cholesterol-lowering margarine, yoghurt and
milk products in a bid to reduce medical costs related to heart
disease, it said yesterday.
A compound found in the peels of citrus fruit has the potential to
lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs,
and without side effects, according to a study by US and Canadian
Cholesterol levels - irrespective of diet - vary with the seasons,
reaching their highest levels in the winter months, suggest
scientists who claim their findings could lead to the development
of guidelines for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia...
Plant sterols, recognised for their cholesterol-lowering power when
added to margarines and other fats, are just as effective in
reducing low-density lipoprotein, or 'bad' cholesterol levels, when
added to orange juice,...
US-based SourceOne Global Partners has established a strategic
alliance with Seltzer Nutritional Technologies (SNT), a division of
Seltzer Chemicals, for its patented cholesterol-lowering product
The plant extract guggulipid, widely used as an alternative to
cholesterol-lowering drugs in Asia, has turned out to be no more
effective than a placebo in clinical trials, report researchers in
the latest edition of JAMA.
More than half of the 17 cholesterol-lowering supplements tested
recently by ConsumerLab failed to contain their listed ingredients
and many could not be adequately broken down for use by the body,
reported the agency last week.
Increasing the intake of soy isoflavones may have little effect on
either LDL or HDL cholesterol, concludes a review by Dutch
researchers, while a Chilean team finds that soy protein can
improve endothelial function despite producing...
A new study finds that eating a dietary plan high in soy protein,
viscous fibre, almonds and plant sterols is as effective in
managing cholesterol as taking a starting dose of
The more nuts you eat, the lower your cholesterol, a new study
appears to suggest. Researchers at the Lorna Linda University in
California found that people who replaced 20 per cent of their
energy intake with almonds significantly...
A new study shows that a fiber and nutrient drink sold by Unicity
Network can lower both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels
when taken regularly along with a diet low in saturated fat and
A new study published in the 1 October issue of the American
Journal of Cardiology confirms that statin and sterol-ester
margarine used together produce a positive effect on low-density
lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduction in patients.
Further evidence to suggest that almonds could benefit our health
hit the press this week as scientists in Canada report that almonds
significantly lowered bad cholesterol levels in a study of people
with high cholesterol.
Niacin, the B vitamin which is known to raise blood glucose levels
when consumed in large quantities - making it inappropriate for use
as a diabetes treatment - could in fact be effective in treating
the disease, provided the dosage...