heart disease


Mediterranean diet “better than statins” at treating heart disease

In one of the first large studies of the Mediterranean diet as a ‘treatment’, Italian researchers have shown that a diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and oils worked better than statins in reducing the risk of early death. Researchers followed 1,200 people with a history of heart attacks, strokes and blocked arteries over seven […]

August 30, 2016 Continue Reading

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

Omega-6 health labelling questioned

An analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has suggested that allowing health claims for vegetable oils rich in omega-6 linoleic acid but poor in omega-3 a-linolenic acid should be reconsidered as these oils may actually increase the risk of heart disease. In 2009, Health Canada’s Food Directorate approved a request from the food […]

December 9, 2013 Continue Reading

Nuts can extend your shelf life

It is widely accepted that nuts are beneficial to health – being a rich source of omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – and now a new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine has found that regular nut consumption can increase life expectancy. The study – Association of Nut Consumption […]

November 28, 2013 Continue Reading

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