The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a list of qualified health claims for omega-3 fatty acids and their effect on blood pressure, culminating a five year plus effort on the part of industry.
High blood pressure has been called the silent killer, and a recent study indicates its effects may be more widespread than previously believed. It creates a market opportunity for those few dietary supplement ingredients that have data backing their...
Efforts to reduce consumer blood pressure and risk of hypertension by replacing normal salt with blends of potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate and less sodium chloride are working, but may be more effective in countries where the majority of salt comes...
More than 90% of children aged six to 18 consume on average 3,279 mg of sodium a day—well above the government’s recommendation of 2,300 mg or less per day, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.
If you didn’t make it to Anaheim – or were too busy manning your booth to check out what the competition was up to - we’ve plucked some pearls of wisdom from the podium at Nutracon and the exhibit halls at Expo West for your reading pleasure…
Low sodium diets may reduce blood pressure – but could also increase other risk factors for heart disease, according to a review of 167 studies published in the journal Cochrane Library and the American Journal of Hypertension.
Research suggesting a low salt diet may increase the risks of cardiovascular disease has questioned current drives to reduce salt intakes, however experts from the UK and US have been quick to dismiss the study as ‘flawed’.
Most Americans erroneously think sea salt is lower in sodium than regular salt and nearly half think table salt is the primary sodium source in American diets, according to an American Heart Association survey.
Drinking fewer sugary drinks may help lower blood pressure, according to a new study from the American Heart Association, adding to a growing body of evidence linking reduced soft drink intake with better health.
Salt levels similar to those currently consumed in the Western diet may lead to hardening of arteries, independent of blood pressure effects, say new results that “confirm the potentially detrimental effects of a high dietary salt intake”.
Israel-based LycoRed has received a US patent for the atherosclerosis-inhibiting properties of its tomato extract, which the firm says adds to the network of support for its ingredient’s heart health benefits.
A small study into the effects of soluble and insoluble fibre on
blood pressure indicates that individuals with slightly high
cholesterol levels may benefit from including plenty of whole
grains in their diets.