For people with existing hypertension, capsules containing cocoa flavanols helped reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, according to a small study in Frontiers in Nutrition. Previous trials back up these findings — in fact, some research suggests that cocoa flavanols lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness as much as certain bloodRead
We know that chocolate is the way to many people’s hearts. Now a study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that a cocoa flavanol extract may offer protection against cardiovascular events. Flavanols are nutrient-rich compounds found in several plant foods, including cocoa, purple and red grapes, blueberries, andRead
Webinar by Genoma International. Sherry is a 53 year-old female with a family history of cardiovascular disease. She was proactive about her approach to health, physically active, and ate a balanced diet. When she was found to have significantly elevated LDL cholesterol on a routine checkup, she switched to a completely plant-basedRead
Op/Ed by Kimberly Lord Stewart, Editor of Today’s Practitioner This week a major study in JAMA Internal Medicine closed the lid on America’s sugar bowl with a study that showed a significant relationship between sugar consumption and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. See the slideshow forRead
Omega-3 fatty acids have been widely studied for decades, with wellestablished benefits to maintaining multiple aspects of cardiovascular health. Emerging science on omega-7 fatty acids is also promising, specifically in regards to lipid metabolism. Content Courtesy of Metagenics, Clinical Applications of Omega-7 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Cardiovascular Health.