In this round-up of recent scientific developments, we highlight new findings on how animal protein is more beneficial than plant protein in increasing lean mass, new findings on COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency and more.
OptiBiotix Health will start distributing its blood pressure and cholesterol lowering probiotic in Asia Pacific this year, with heart health concerns rising on the back of changing dietary and lifestyle patterns in the region.
Consumption of fermented mare’s milk was found to increase 10 microbiome-derived metabolites such as linoleic acid, stearic acid, sphingosine associated with a lipid-lowering effect in people with hyperlipidaemia.
Supplementation of probiotics was found to significantly decrease total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LCL) in hypercholesterolemic patients, according to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis.
High blood cholesterol has increased in populations in lower- and middle-income countries, with Asia bearing the brunt of the rises, while rates have declined in high-income countries since 1980, according to new data.
Australian supplement firm Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing is seeing accelerated growth for its premium multi-purpose proprietary liquid tonic, which is now available in 500 domestic pharmacies, with demand now also rising in South East Asia, China and...
There’s mounting evidence that psyllium, oat bran beta-glucan, and PolyGlycopleX each confer blood lipid management benefits, but more studies are needed for the fibers’ effects on weight, hypertension, and blood sugar levels, researchers argued.
For ingredients with a solid body of scientific substantiation for their cholesterol management claims, plant sterols perhaps do not get the attention they deserve from consumers and healthcare practitioners. BASF is seeking to change the conversation...
Products containing oats, but not barley, should be permitted to make higher level health claims relating to blood cholesterol benefits, according to regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).