Origo Biosciences, a life sciences company in Vienna, Va., has identified a dietary antibody to cholesterol. When ingested, this naturally occurring protein binds to cholesterol in the human digestive tract and blocks its absorption into the bloodstream.
Diabetes is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The most prevalent form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, usually appears in adults, often in middle age, and is responsible for nearly 200,000 U.S. deaths per year.
Who needs vanilla and chocolate when curry with coconut has become an ice cream flavor option? That's right, the unusual is showing up more frequently in frozen desserts, and consumers seem to be ready to experiment with fusions of seemingly conflicting flavors.