05-Feb-2019 By Gill Hyslop
Sonoma Brands has introduced what it calls a ‘revolutionary’ protein snack pack that features two ‘perfectly boiled’ organic free-range eggs paired with a protein-packed dip.
12-Dec-2016 By Gill Hyslop
It’s long been cited by researchers that oats are healthy and now a new mechanism behind this reasoning has been revealed.
05-May-2015 By Stephen Daniells
Consuming beta-glucan may help slash total and LDL cholesterol levels for people with elevated levels, says a new meta-analysis of 17 RCTs.
16-Mar-2015 By Kacey Culliney
Egg yolk granules can be used in gluten-free muffins to significantly reduce cholesterol and fat content, but further R&D is needed to overcome texture difficulties, find researchers.
20-Oct-2014 By Stephen DANIELLS
Daily consumption of at least 3 grams of oat beta-glucan may reduce cholesterol levels, with greater effects linked to high molecular weight forms of the ingredient, says a new meta-analysis of 28 randomized controlled trials.
20-Feb-2012 By Shane Starling
Plant sterol and stanol consumption by those like children who do not have raised cholesterol could itself lead to heart problems, the German foods safety agency has said.
Plant sterol enriched rye breads may benefit serum lipids: Study
12-Jan-2011 By Nathan Gray
Study shows high fiber rye bread enriched with plant sterols significantly reduces levels of lipids in blood serum.
‘Best evidence yet’ of nuts’ heart benefits, claim researchers
12-May-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
A new review from Linda Loma University in California has added to the body of evidence suggesting that eating nuts may help lower cholesterol and contribute to heart health.
30-Jun-2009 By Shane Starling
American researchers have found red yeast rice to be effective in treating hyperlipidemia – the elevation of potentially damaging lipids in the blood – but who cannot tolerate statin treatment.
Common hydrocolloid may reduce cholesterol levels: Study
12-Jan-2009 By Stephen Daniells
The commonly used hydrocolloid hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) may reduce cholesterol levels by over 20 per cent, suggests new research from the Dow Chemical Company.
Sterol giants target US bread market
11-Sep-2008 By Shane Starling
Cognis and Cargill have simultaneously launched products on the US bread market by inking deals with mainstream companies that saw clinically-backed, cholesterol-lowering, sterol-imbued breads rolled out in various parts of the country yesterday.
Black tea extract may offer heart benefits
15-Jul-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Extracts from black tea may reduce total cholesterol levels by nine
per cent and LDL cholesterol levels by 12 per cent, according to a
new study from Japan.
Scientists seek beta-glucan bread solution
03-Dec-2007 By Neil Merrett
Scientists working for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are
developing new techniques to produce bread with high beta-glucan
content in a bid to create a loaf with increased functionally and
Guar gum - science builds for health benefits
21-Jun-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Guar gum, extensively used as an emulsifier, thickener and
stabiliser, may also have potential as a health ingredient for
lowering cholesterol levels, suggests new research.
Approval sees Enzymotecs plant sterols set for functional foods
24-May-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Israel's Enzymotec are promising to take the European phytosterol
market to the next level after the European Commission approved the
company's CardiaBeat ingredient as a novel food.
Palsgaard emulsifier 'doubles' shelf life
28-Sep-2006 By Catherine Boal
A new cake emulsifier with a shelf life of a minimum of 24 months
has been devised by Danish ingredients manufacturer Palsgaard.
Cholesterol-cutting bread hits shelves
15-Aug-2006 By Catherine Boal
UK supermarket Tesco has launched a new cholesterol-lowering loaf
to target consumers eager for a healthier alternative to standard
Mechanism of grape juice's cholesterol benefits proposed
16-Jun-2006 By staff reporter
Scientists from Spain have reported that they have identified how
grape juice polyphenols help reduce bad cholesterol levels, science
that could extend understanding of a product that is enjoying
increasing consumer awareness.
Stanol-containing cheese could help reduce cholesterol
29-May-2006 By Stephen Daniells
A stanol-enriched cheese could help lower cholesterol levels by
over five per cent, says a new study by Raisio and Valio, as the
Finish companies look to put science behind the growing range of
Carrot juice waste may be new functional fiber source
18-Apr-2006 By Stephen Daniells
The solid waste from carrot juice production is rich in insoluble
fiber, could reduce cholesterol levels, and should be exploited as
a functional ingredient, say Taiwanese researchers.
Raisio targets Russia with Benecol
17-Apr-2006 By Jess Halliday
Raisio will launch its Benecol functional ingredient in Russia - a
challenging market where obesity and cardiovascular disease levels
are high, but awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol is low.
Plant sterols, glucomannan snack bars could improve cholesterol levels
11-Apr-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Snacking on bars containing plant sterols and glucomannan could
improve cholesterol levels of both diabetic and non-diabetics, but
had no effect on glucose control, reports a Canadian study.
Beta-glucan fruit drink lowers bad cholesterol levels
29-Mar-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Soluble fibre beta-glucan could lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, and
seems more efficient when put in beverages, claims new research.
Dairy and dietary supplements dominate cholesterol-lowering category
17-Feb-2006 By Jess Halliday
Dairy dominates the cholesterol-lowering foods category in Europe,
but in the US dietary supplements are almost as popular, indicates
data from Mintel.
Low-carb diets reduce weight but may raise cholesterol, study
15-Feb-2006 By staff reporter
Low-carbohydrate diets may appear effective when it comes to weight
loss, but they could be linked to higher levels of LDL or 'bad'
cholesterol levels, say scientists.
Chocolate chip cookie lowers cholesterol
26-Jan-2006 By Staff Writer
A chocolate chip cookie containing soluble fiber and plant sterols
reduces cholesterol, according to the manufacturer.
New Palsgaard emulsifier promises viscosity and yield
12-Dec-2005 By Anthony Fletcher
A newly developed citric acid ester of mono- and di-glycerides
promises to replace lecithin in chocolate applications where the
main functionality is to lower the viscosity and yield value.
Nut link to lower cholesterol gains credence
08-Sep-2005 By staff writer
A new meta-analysis of scientific evidence for nuts' ability to
lower cholesterol levels confirms that almonds, peanuts, walnuts
and pecans could be useful as part of an overall heart-healthy
Rice bran oil to cut cholesterol
A form of vitamin E found naturally in rice bran oil lowers
cholesterol in rats, according to a new study.
Scientists unlock harmful mechanism of trans fats
Scientists have identified a molecular mechanism in the liver that explains how consuming foods rich in saturated fats and trans-fatty acids can send blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides soaring.
Cholesterol-lowering snacks possible
Researchers at Brandeis University claim that they have found a way
for food manufacturers to make snack foods that lower cholesterol
Health link boost for the humble walnut
Research into walnuts, a key ingredient used in a range of biscuit
and confectionery products will help lift stagnant sales for food
makers in the sector giving them an opportunity to cash in on the
growing functional food market,...