Study shows high fiber rye bread enriched with plant sterols significantly reduces levels of lipids in blood serum. Consumption of a plant sterol-enriched rye bread for two weeks was associated with a 5 percent reduction in total cholesterol levels, and an 8 percent reduction in...

Isoflavones in the aglycone form – as found naturally in fermented soy foods – are more bioavailable than the glucoside-form from non-fermented soy, says a new study from Japan. Consumption of both types of isoflavone forms by healthy postmenopausal Japanese women showed that the aglycone-form...

Phytosterols may reduce triglycerides, as well as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, according to recent findings presented by Todd Rideout at SupplySide West 2010. Specifically, the triglyceride lowering effects of phytosterols have been recently suggested in several human trials including a meta-analysis  “We are very excited about the...

Vitae-Caps, primera productora europea de vitamina E de origen natural, ha alcanzado un nuevo hito en su gama de vitamina E de origen natural: la certificación ecológica. Desde el año 2001, Vitae-Caps ha estado ofreciendo ingredientes naturales a la industria alimentaria, de suplementos dietéticos y cosmética....

Supplementation with vitamins A, C, and E is “strongly associated” with lower levels of colon cancer, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Cancer Causes Control, claims that supplementation with multivitamins, especially those containing vitamins A, C, E, and folate are...

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins C and E may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by over 30 percent, suggests new research. Data from residents in the San Francisco Bay Area found that consuming at least 850 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids...

Supplementation with soy isoflavones could improve blood vessel endothelial cell function and reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, according a new meta-analysis study. The research, published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, analyzed 17 studies on the effect of isoflavones on endothelial function, finding a...

Long-term, regular use of vitamin E in women 45 years of age and older may help decrease the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by about 10 per cent in both smokers and non-smokers, according to a US study. The researchers, based at Cornell...

The inclusion of lutein into infant formula is safe and does not affect growth in the infants, according to a new study. The scientists recruited 232 infants and randomly assigned them to receive either a control formula (Wyeth S-26 Gold) or an experimental formula with additional...