Navigation Links
Heart health through gut health
Date:2/6/2014

A new study, "Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets," published in the January issue of Nutrition Reviews, examined 26 clinical studies and two meta-analyses to assess the potential of probiotics in reducing LDL-cholesterol.

Of the probiotics examined, L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 (Cardioviva) was found to best meet therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) dietary requirements by:

  • Significantly reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, with robustness similar to that of existing TLC dietary options,

  • Improving other coronary heart disease risk factors, such as inflammatory biomarkers, and

  • Having "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) status.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, and elevated LDL-cholesterol is a major risk factor. Most adults (91 percent) say they care about maintaining a healthy cholesterol level for heart health, but less than half (37 percent) routinely get their cholesterol tested(1).

"People know probiotics for digestive health. They don't associate them with heart health," said Doug DiRienzo, PhD and lead author of the review. "It's time to recognize their potential role as a simple and natural tool in cholesterol management."

Randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multicenter trials have shown that Cardioviva healthy bacteria lowered total and LDL-cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic adults. In one of these clinical trials involving 127 adults with high cholesterol, those taking a supplement of L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 (Cardioviva) twice a day had LDL levels 11.6 percent lower than those taking a placebo after nine weeks(2).

"It is exciting to think that certain probiotics, such as Cardioviva, may have an impact on heart health through gut health," said Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at the Pennsylvania State University and Fellow of the American Heart Association. "I would encourage consumers who are managing their heart health through diet and exercise to ask their health professionals about probiotics that have been proven effective in lowering cholesterol in clinical trials."


'/>"/>
Contact: Laura Muma
lmuma@foodminds.com
773-960-3960
FoodMinds LLC
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Heart disease risk linked with spouses social support
2. People who know their heart age make greater improvements to their heart health
3. White silk wrappings key to female spiders heart
4. Scientists develop an engineered cardiac tissue model to study the human heart
5. Particulate air pollution leads to increased heart attack risk
6. Researchers discover how heart arrhythmia occurs
7. The way to a chimpanzees heart is through its stomach
8. Wayne State discovers potential treatment for better heart health in hemodialysis patients
9. Bio-inspired glue keeps hearts securely sealed
10. Final agenda available for CRF Conference on Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease
11. LG Jumps Into Fitness Tech At CES With Lifeband Touch And Heart Rate Earphones
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Heart health through gut health
(Date:1/22/2016)... 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p74whf/global_biometrics ... "Global Biometrics Market in Retail Sector ... --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p74whf/global_biometrics ) has announced ... Market in Retail Sector 2016-2020" report ... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p74whf/global_biometrics ) has ...
(Date:1/20/2016)... 2016  Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA ), ... announced sampling of S1423, its newest ClearPad ® ... screen applications including smartwatches, fitness trackers, and touch ... rectangular shapes, as well as thick and curved ... on screen, while wearing gloves, and supports swipes ...
(Date:1/13/2016)... , January 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the  "India ... Estimation & Forecast (2015-2020)"  report ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7h6hnn/india_biometrics ) has announced the addition ... Identification Market - Estimation & Forecast ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Dovetail Genomics™ LLC ... its beta program for a planned metagenomic genome assembly ... the company,s metagenomic genome assembly method in a talk ... Genome Biology & Technology conference in Orlando, ... these highly complex datasets is difficult. Using its proprietary ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Global Stem Cells ... with Bankok,Thailand-based Global Stem Cells Network (GSCN) to distribute exosome injection and other ... including Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Venezuela, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)...  The Maryland House of Delegates and House Speaker ... of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert ... Medical System President and CEO Robert Chrencik , ... honor given to the public by the leader of ... and Mr. Chrencik for their contributions to our ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Wash., Feb. 10, 2016  IsoRay, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications for the treatment of ... today announced its financial results for the second quarter ... 31, 2015. --> ... quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended December 31, 2015, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: