The potential heart health benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may be linked to its ability to alter protein expression in platelets, says a new study that may explain some of the anti-atherogenic effects of the fatty acids. Supplementation with CLA (cis-9, trans-11) resulted for three...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that plant stanols and sterols can more powerfully reduce cholesterol reduction after assessing fresh data. EFSA found sterol-stanol consumption of 1.5-3g per day for 2-3 weeks could lower LDL cholesterol by 11.3 or 11.4% respectively and therefore reduce the...

EFSA has approved the following Health Claim for vitamin E: "Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress". The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin E as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF...

Lutein and zeaxanthin may protect the lens of the eye from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of cataracts, says a new study. The protective effects of lutein or zeaxanthin were reported to be similar to those of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol). The study adds to an ever-growing...

In 2011 Vitae Caps decided to chagne its corportate identity. Its new name, Vitae Naturals, reflects its aim to create top-of-the-range, extremely pure and natural products that not only enhance people's health and well-being but also add value to the company and its customers, using...

Daily consumption products containing soy isoflavones could help to significantly reduce blood pressure across the general population, acorrding to a new study.   The research reports that consumption of the soy compound could lead to as much as a 10 mmHg drop in systolic blood pressure for...

Isoflavones from soy may reduce the frequency of hot flashes by 21%, according to a meta-analysis of 17 clinical trials. The analysis also revealed that soy isoflavones were effective in reducing the severity of hot flashes by about 26%. "Soy isoflavones appear to be a good...

Increased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin may reduce the risk of cataract by about 40%, suggests new research. The highest average levels of lutein and zeaxanthin were associated with a 42 and 41% reduction in the risk of cataract, respectively, compared with the lowest average levels. The...

Plant sterols in supplement form may cut cholesterol levels by as much as 5%, says a new study. Six weeks of supplementation reduced LDL cholesterol levels by 4.9% and total cholesterol by 2.8% when the supplement was used in combination with the National Cholesterol Education Programa...