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Obesity charity’s praise for high-fat whole foods triggers health row

A major new report from the National Obesity Forum says that long-standing advice to follow low-fat diets and to lower cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”. The report’s authors call for a return to whole foods such as meat, fish and dairy, as well as ‘high-fat, healthy foods including avocados”. But some health experts say […]

May 23, 2016 Continue Reading
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New study finds cocoa flavanols improved heart health

A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) has found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowers blood pressure and increases blood vessel function in healthy individuals. The research, by scientists from Germany and the UK provides novel data to indicate that the intake of cocoa flavanols reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). […]

September 15, 2015 Continue Reading
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New broccoli variety reduces LDL cholesterol

The results of human trials have found that a new variety of broccoli, Beneforté, can lower low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, high levels of which are a risk factor for heart disease. In two independent studies by the Institute of Food Research and the University of Reading, 130 subjects were given 400g […]

May 21, 2015 Continue Reading
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OVIVO relaunches with organic formula

The olive leaf supplement drink OVIVO has recently relaunched with a new organic, preservative- and sugar-free formula. The infusion combines organic olive leaf extract with calendula, grape and lemon juice, and is described as having a refreshing herbal tea-style flavour. The olive leaf extract contains high concentrations of the phytochemicals hydroxytyrosol, which is a powerful […]

September 16, 2014 Continue Reading
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All in one ‘statin alternative’ launches in the UK

Perfect Vascular Natural, a clinically tested heart health supplement combining the ‘natural statin’ red yeast rice, plant sterols and CoQ10, is launching in the UK. Positioned as a “pharmaceutical-grade alternative (to statins)” Perfect Vascular Natural All in One has shown in clinical use to lower cholesterol in line with prescription medication but with no reported […]

June 17, 2014 Continue Reading
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Daily peanut consumption cut blood pressure and cholesterol

A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that daily consumption of peanuts result in positive health benefits. The study, “A Randomized Trial on the Effects of Flavourings on the Health Benefits of Daily Peanut Consumption,” was conducted at Purdue University and included over 150 men and women who incorporated […]

March 8, 2014 Continue Reading
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Organic Red Yeast Rice product set to hit UK shelves

A new British-made, Soil Association-certified Organic Red Yeast product from Danish natural health specialist DinSundhed is set to hit UK health store shelves in early 2014. DinSundhed’s Kurt Weinreich told Natural Products that the new product fulfills an approved EFSA 13.1 health claim for cholesterol action – namely ‘Daily intake of 10mg monacolin K contributes […]

November 11, 2013 Continue Reading
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