- Flow-mediated dilation and cardiovascular risk prediction: A systematic review with meta-analysisRouyanne T Ras
Nutrition and Health Department, Unilever R and D Vlaardingen, The Netherlands Electronic address
Int J Cardiol 168:344-51. 2013..We systematically reviewed prospective studies that investigated the association between brachial FMD and future cardiovascular events, with particular focus on the role of underlying health status...
- The effect of plant sterols on serum triglyceride concentrations is dependent on baseline concentrations: a pooled analysis of 12 randomised controlled trialsIsabelle Demonty
Unilever R and D Vlaardingen, P O Box 114, 3130 AC, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Eur J Nutr 52:153-60. 2013..This study was performed to quantify the TG-lowering effect of PS by pooling individual subject data from 12 randomised controlled trials that investigated the effects of PS on blood lipids...
- Tea consumption enhances endothelial-dependent vasodilation; a meta-analysisRouyanne T Ras
Nutrition and Health Department, Unilever R and D Vlaardingen, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
PLoS ONE 6:e16974. 2011..Tea consumption is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke. Direct effects of tea components on the vasculature, particularly the endothelium, may partly explain this association...
- Continuous dose-response relationship of the LDL-cholesterol-lowering effect of phytosterol intakeIsabelle Demonty
Unilever R and D, 3130 AC Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
J Nutr 139:271-84. 2009..Further investigations are warranted to investigate the impact of solid vs. liquid food formats and frequency of intake on phytosterol efficacy...