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Heart Health: Ingredients for Cardiovascular Wellness

Heart Health: Ingredients for Cardiovascular Wellness
A leading cause of death in many countries, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a global concern. The World Health Organization (WHO) noted up to 80 percent of premature deaths due to CVD, stroke and type 2 diabetes are preventable. Yet, consumers continue to fall short in adopting healthy diet and lifestyle recommendations. However, products containing plant sterols, whole grains and nuts, omega-3s, vitamin D, peptides, polyphenols and other ingredients geared toward supporting heart health are growing in popularity. The articles in this issue were contributed by speakers from the Heart Health stream at 2016s Vitafoods Europe Conference. Report takeaways include: * Relatively small changes in diet can help reduce established risk factors such as high cholesterol; * Consumer confusion resulted from conflicting media coverage of nutrient research (e.g., omega-3s); * Active ingredients with approved heart-health related claims are benefiting from the positioning.

Table of Contents

Peptides and Polyphenols in Cardiovascular Health
by Siân Astley, Ph.D., Paul Finglas and Paul Kroon, Ph.D.

Dietary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
by Marianne Heer

Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease
by Rob Winwood, Ph.D.

Market Overview: Heart Health Claims in Supplements, Food & Beverage
by Robin Wyers


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