The FDA is proposing to revoke a health claim on the relationship between soy protein and reduced risk of heart disease, citing “inconsistent findings” from research published since the claim was authorized in 1999.
New research casts additional doubt on the long-standing belief that replacing saturated fat with vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid will reduce the risk of cardiovascular death by lowering blood cholesterol levels.
People who consume between three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of coronary artery calcium build-up, which can lead to artery blockages, according to research published in the British Medical Journal’s publication Heart.
While many cardio health products are still focused on reducing 'bad' LDL cholesterol, the next generation will cover a broader range of benefits from improving endothelial function to protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation, predicts tomato...
New research that pinpoints the evolutionary genetics that have enabled polar bears to adapt to a high-fat diet may also provide insights in to how to help protect humans from the effects of high-fat diets, say researchers.
Advice to cut saturated fat has actually increased cardiovascular risk – and high fat dairy and red meat have been unfairly demonised, claims cardiologist Aseem Malhotra in the British Medical Journal.
Decades of declines in levels of LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol, a key biomarker of cardiovascular disease risk, abruptly ended in 2008, and may have stalled since, according to a multi-year, national study published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Special Edition: New trends in heart-healthy foods
The health of the endothelium, that thin layer of cells lining the blood vessels, is the front line for cardiovascular health. And a variety of food and supplement ingredients are showing promise in supporting the function of this vital tissue.
A new study that reports the potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of Khorasan wheat, an ancient grain, has been hailed as ‘making great strides in documenting the significant health benefits of ancient wheat’.
The firm behind a novel fiber claimed to reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol - an emerging risk factor for heart disease - is in talks with bakers about using it in everything from muffins to cookies after tests revealed it can also extend shelf-life.
The first products containing a novel fiber claimed to reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol - an emerging risk factor for atherosclerosis - could hit shelves in the US next year, creating a new category in the cardiovascular health market.
Cocoa flavanols could improve poor blood vessel function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to research by a team of researchers, including scientists from confectionery maker, Mars Inc.
In the second part of our focus on salt reduction, we look at startling new data from the US that suggests a modest nationwide reduction in salt intake could save about $24 billion in healthcare costs a year.
Teenage girls who have a large waist circumference and a high
levels of triglycerides may run a greater risk of developing
metabolic syndrome in later life, according to research published
in this month's issue of Pediatrics.