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Study: Why does orange flavonoid reverse obesity?

By Nikki Hancocks

A molecule found in sweet oranges and tangerines could help to reverse obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study in mice has reaffirmed, but their theory behind the mechanism of the effects has been ruled out.

Should vitamin K2 also be recommended for statin users?

Should vitamin K2 also be recommended for statin users?


Statins may be “mitochondrial toxins”, says a new review that finds that the pharmaceuticals may not only deplete CoQ10 levels but also inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2. The result could be negative effects on the heart and blood vessels.

Large-scale study to assess whether cocoa flavanol supplements benefit heart health. Photo Credit: Happy Days Photos and Art

Mars gears up for large-scale cocoa flavanol pill study

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Chocolate giant Mars and the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are readying themselves for a five-year research project into possible heart-health benefits of taking a daily flavanol-rich capsule. 

Study unlocks benefits of walnut for heart health

Study unlocks benefits of walnut for heart health

By Stephen Daniells

The heart health benefits of walnuts may be linked to different parts of the nuts acting on different physiological functions, says new data in the Journal of Nutrition.

'Breakthrough' study supports Pycnogenol's vascular benefits


Daily supplements of an extract from French Maritime Pine bark may boost vascular health in people with stable coronary artery disease, according to data from a gold standard randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study from Switzerland.

Clean, healthy arteries ...

Dispatches from SupplySide East

US heart health product launches have tripled in five years

By Elaine Watson

New product launches in the US food, drink and dietary supplements market on a heart health platform have tripled in the past five years, and now account for 1.5 percent of all new launches.


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