11-Jan-2022 By Hank Schultz
FDA has approved a qualified health claim for the ability of magnesium supplements to lower blood pressure. It’s a welcome development that’s been a long time coming, industry experts say.
20-Jun-2019 By Hank Schultz
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.
17-Mar-2017 By Hank Schultz
British brand Beet It is bringing the benefits of its beet juice products to the US with a nation wide retail launch to accompany its existing online sales.
25-Aug-2015 By Hank Schultz
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...
30-Jun-2015 By Shane STARLING
Increasing potassium intake via whole food or fortification reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients not on drugs, Nestlé scientists have concluded in a 15-paper meta-analysis.
19-Feb-2015 By Stephen DANIELLS
Black tea may help lower blood pressure for people with elevated levels, says a new study from Unilever R&D that adds to the potential health benefits of the beverage and its constituents.
22-Jan-2015 By Rachel Arthur
Drinking a cup of beetroot juice every day can ‘significantly lower blood pressure’ among patients with high blood pressure, according to a study in the journal Hypertension.
12-Jan-2015 By Nathan Gray
Daily consumption of blueberries helps to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, according to new trial data.
25-Nov-2014 By Elizabeth Crawford
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...
17-Nov-2014 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
Salt reduction efforts around the world are making progress – but how has lower salt consumption affected health?
17-Sep-2014 By Maggie Hennessy
Despite that people in the West typically get more than enough protein in their daily diets, new research may further validate our collective protein obsession.
11-Sep-2014 By Maggie Hennessy
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.
16-May-2014 By Nathan Gray
Sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain, according to new analysis of 39 clinical trials.
Consuming a vegetarian diet may be associated with lower blood pressure, and as such could be used to reduce blood pressure and heart disease risk, say researchers.
23-May-2013 By Rod Addy
Chemicals leaching from food packaging may drive up high blood pressure in children, according to a US study.
23-Apr-2013 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
Despite decades of research and debate, there are still questions about the suitability of population-wide salt reduction. Can some people safely consume more salt than others?
03-Jan-2013 By Nathan Gray
Regular consumption of cold gazpacho soup can help to battle high blood pressure and cut heart disease risk, say researchers.
Dispatches from the Whole Grains on Every Plate conference
22-Oct-2012 By Elaine Watson in San Antonio, Texas
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.
14-Mar-2012 By Elaine Watson
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…
21-Feb-2012 By Nathan Gray
Prolonged consumption of a fructose rich diet does not lead to increases in blood pressure, according to the findings of a new systematic review of the evidence.
10-Nov-2011 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
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.
Study questions benefits of low salt diet, experts quick to dismiss
04-May-2011 By Nathan Gray
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’.
AHA survey reveals poor understanding of diet’s impact on heart health
26-Apr-2011 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
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.
Research suggests cause for salt induced high blood pressure
21-Apr-2011 By Nathan Gray
Salt may raise blood pressure by making it harder for the cardiovascular system to juggle the regulation of blood pressure and body temperature, according to new research.
Research links sugary drinks with high blood pressure risk
01-Mar-2011 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Sugar-sweetened beverages could increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, according to research published in the journal Hypertension.
Wholegrain foods can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, study
14-Dec-2010 By Helen Glaberson
New research suggests that eating wholegrain foods, such as whole-meal bread or porridge could be as effective as blood pressure-lowering drugs.
Mandatory sodium reduction 20 times more effective, finds study
02-Nov-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Imposing mandatory sodium limits for processed foods could be 20 times as effective as voluntary reduction measures, suggests a new study published in the journal Heart.
Fewer sugary drinks could reduce blood pressure, study finds
25-May-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
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.
Enzymes show the way to healthy salt-free soy sauce
12-May-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Salt-free soy sauce may be attained by fermenting soybeans with Aspergillus oryzae, and the resulting product may even be able to reduce blood pressure, says a new Japanese study.
Dietary nitrates may be beneficial for heart health: Study
18-Mar-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Increased dietary intakes of nitrates may produce beneficial effects on blood pressure and cardiovascular health, says a new study from Japan.
Salt’s harmful effects may extend to artery hardening
19-Feb-2010 By Stephen Daniells
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”.
Special edition: Salt reduction
26-Jan-2010 By Stephen Daniells
In the first part of our series on salt reduction, FoodNavigator looks at the potential health benefits of salt reduction beyond heart health.
Swedish salt study calls for clearer rules for food industry
14-Jan-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Young Swedish men are consuming twice as much salt as recommended, says a new study which increases pressure on the food industry to curb the salt content of its products.
Oxford study links DASH diet to lower blood pressure
27-Nov-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
A diet consisting of low fat dairy foods, wholegrains, and fruit and vegetables has been linked to lower blood pressure in the first British study of the DASH diet.
Modified gum arabic may boost heart health
08-Jul-2009 By Stephen Daniells
The modified gum arabic product 'SuperGum' may reduce blood pressure, even in people with normal levels, according to a new study from the UK and Japan.
Salt replacers improve heart health: Study
09-Mar-2009 By Stephen Daniells
The use of salt replacers in the diet, as a means of reducing sodium intake, may improve blood pressure and artery health, says a new study from China.
Hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure: researchers
13-Nov-2008 By Shane Starling
Drinking hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure in pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults, according to new research presented to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Meta-analysis supports milk proteins for blood pressure improvements
08-Sep-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Peptides from milk may help to reduce blood pressure and ultimately the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new meta-analysis from China.
LycoRed tomato extract gets US heart health patent
03-Sep-2008 By Lorraine Heller
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.
Pine bark extract may boost diabetics' heart health
12-May-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Supplements of extracts from French maritime pine bark may reduce
blood pressure and the use of blood pressure medication among
diabetics, suggest results from a new study.
Potato proteins offer blood pressure benefits
12-Mar-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Proteins isolated from the humble potato may be biologically active
and capable of reducing blood pressure, as well as having
antioxidant activity, Finnish researchers report.
Probiotic cheddar to offer blood pressure benefits
04-Mar-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Adding probiotic bacteria to cheddar may lead to the formation of
blood pressure lowering proteins, giving the cheese an added health
punch, report Australian researchers.
Study backs berries for heart health benefits
08-Feb-2008 By Stephen Daniells
A diet rich in berries may boost levels of good cholesterol and
improve blood pressure, indicating their potential benefits for
heart health, says a new study from Finland.
Beetroot juice may lower blood pressure: study
06-Feb-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Drinking just 500ml of beetroot juice a day can significantly
reduce blood pressure, suggests a new study from London.
Soy isoflavone linked to blood pressure improvements
30-Jan-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Genistein, an isoflavone from soy, may stimulate the expression of
an enzyme linked to better blood flow, suggests a new animal study
that my have implications for high blood pressure in humans.
Futureceuticals offers higher concentration beta-glucan
29-Jan-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Momence, Illinois-based FutureCeuticals has announced the expansion
of its heart healthy grain-based fiber range to include a new high
concentration beta-glucan fiber.
Salt linked to higher blood pressure in kids
07-Sep-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Children and adolescents consuming higher levels of salt in their
diets have higher blood pressure, confirms a UK study published
Puleva looks to goat's milk proteins to prevent hypertension
23-Nov-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Hydrolysed caseins from goat's milk could lead to a novel
ingredient to prevent the development of high blood pressure, if
results from a rat study can be translated to humans.
Hydrolysed whey protein may lower blood pressure
17-Nov-2006 By staff reporter
A daily supplement of hydrolysed whey protein successfully lowered
blood pressure in hypertensive people, says a new study that backs
up results from animals.
Meta-analysis of cutting salt in kids to pile pressure on food industry
31-Oct-2006 By Stephen Daniells
A new meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effect of salt
reduction in children reports that a modest reduction in intake
does have a significant effect on blood pressure.