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What does the current research say on the link between calcium supplementation a

Are Calcium Supplements Bad for the Heart?

To supplement or not to supplement? Where the science now stands on calcium and cardiovascular risk.

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New Studies Point to Vitamin D for Lower Blood Pressure, but Research Still Limited

The Vitamin D Council, a nonprofit group, has updated its health summary with studies from 2013 and 2014 looking at the link between vitamin D and blood pressure.

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New Meta-Analysis: Omega-3 Lowers Blood Pressure

The meta-analysis is the first to include a study base this broad—70 randomized controlled trials.

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Soluble Plant Sterol: Better for Beverages

The company’s new CardioCare ingredient is a crystalline-form plant sterol that is directly emulsified.

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First North American Study Supports Whole Grape Extract for Lower Cholesterol

The study is the first North American, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to examine grape extract for cholesterol health.

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Hypertension During Pregnancy May Relate to Magnesium Deficiency

Researchers connect magnesium supplementation with healthier blood pressure readings in pregnant women.

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Amla Fruit: Anti-Clotting Without the Bleeding?

The modest anti-clotting effect of amla may be preferred to aspirin and anti-clotting drugs.

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Canada Approves Flax Health Claim for Lower Cholesterol

The health claim will relate to whole and milled flax products.

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Get Ready for Krill Gummies

Aker BioMarine says it can help manufacturers make these in 2014.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Spirulina

A trusted nutritional supplement with newly discovered health benefits and uses

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