Supplements are pretty popular among consumers, but fortified foods are gaining an edge as well. Vitamin k is one such vitamin that can be used to fortify food and drinks, but what are its benefits for consumers? By Dr Elaine Drummond, clinical & technology development specialist, Glanbia Nutritionals North America

There are many foods that claim to be good for the heart, but which is really the best? Compiled here is a list of common foods and their scientific evidence on heart health. By Jane Rochstad Lim

With concern about cardiovascular disease growing across Asia, heart health has become one of the most important targets in dietary supplement markets. Here, Zev Ziegler, head of global brand & marketing at Lycored’s Health Nutrition Division, discusses new research into the motivations of supplement consumers.

With increasing consumer awareness for health and wellness products, and trends seen from the more mature markets of US and Europe, the markets of Asia Pacific have great potential for products positioned to improve and maintain cardiovascular health. By Maria Mascaraque, research associate- health and wellness, Euromonitor International

Born of the mother sea, from where life has evolved, the solution for healthier hearts and longer lives could be found in seaweed. Lynn Cornish, seed stock manager, Acadian Seaplants Limited, informs of the ingredient’s benefits on health and how manufacturers can take advantage of it.

Adding acai berries to your smoothie may improve vascular function and heart health, according to researchers at the University of Reading (UK).

A study has shown that bread made from ancient grain varieties can help to reduce cholesterol and control blood glucose levels.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. While the statistics are alarming, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by reducing risk factors via lifestyle and diet changes. Everyday foods can also be fortified with the right ingredient to lower cholesterol, but how? By Dr Kai Lin Ek, regional manager, Scientific Marketing, BASF Asia Pacific

It is known that hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, and if not properly managed, it can lead to strokes, heart failure or premature death. Southeast Asia is currently facing a rise in hypertension due to unhealthy diets. What can food manufacturers do to promote healthy eating? By Jane Rochstad Lim

Dietary sodium intake has been proven to have a direct relation with the development of cardiovascular disease. There are great challenges in monitoring the average sodium intake of people, but an academic-commercial partnership may pave the way for better health. By Živa Korošec and Igor Pravst, Nutrition Institute, Slovenia

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