Cardiovascular disease

Beetroot may lower blood pressure and bread could serve as a ‘useful vehicle’ for delivery

05 September 2012

The consumption of beetroot juice or bread products enriched with beetroot may lower blood pressure over a 24h period after ingestion in healthy male individuals. These are the results of two studies performed by researchers...


Eating oat beta-glucan regularly helps maintain normal blood cholesterol

06 June 2012

In view of the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), identifying functional foods that reduce CVD risk factors (including high blood cholesterol) is an important area of research...


Eating a combination of cholesterol-lowering foods may reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels

18 April 2012

People who ate a combination of recognised cholesterol-lowering foods for 6 months more effectively lowered their LDL (or bad) cholesterol than those who consumed a therapeutic low-saturated fat diet...


Trends in diet, serum cholesterol and BMI among Swedish adults

07 April 2012

Researchers in Sweden have used data from one of the largest databases in the world on dietary intake to identify 25-year trends in diet, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) among adults living in northern Sweden...


Review confirms that cocoa flavonoids may reduce cholesterol

04 April 2012

Consumption of cocoa products, including dark chocolate, may be able to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol, according to a recent review published by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Veterans Affairs...