Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol was reduced by 7.6% among study participants who were supplemented with 2 g per day of a chewable plant sterol ester, according to researchers at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital.
The potential of cocoa to beneficially impact ‘good’ cholesterol levels may be linked to the theobromine content and not the flavonoids, says a new study from Unilever Research & Development Vlaardingen.
Intakes of stanols in excess of the recommended 2 grams per day dose are associated with additional and dose-dependent reductions in LDL-cholesterol, according to a new meta-analysis of over 110 trials.
Cognis and Cargill have simultaneously launched products on the US bread market by inking deals with mainstream companies that saw clinically-backed, cholesterol-lowering, sterol-imbued breads rolled out in various parts of the country yesterday.
Toyota Tsusho America has signed an exclusive supply and licensing
agreement with finished products distributor Pharmavite for its
branded cholesterol-lowering ingredient Pantesin in an effort to
bring it to the mass consumer market...
Ingredients companies are no longer presenting their products as a
singular approach to one aspect of cardiovascular health, but are
keeping in mind other bioactives that could add to the effect or
target another area of heart health...
Adding plant stanol-enriched foods to the diet of people taking
maximum-dose statins has clinical relevance for cardiovascular
health, reports research from Holland into a population of patients
not previously studied for such dietary...
Canada-based Neptune Technologies has announced results from a
clinical trial that reports a daily dose of its krill oil can lower
bad cholesterol levels by 34 per cent and boost good cholesterol by
44 per cent.