Health & Gastronomy30/09/2014

Healthy fats help diseased heart muscle process and use fuel

Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure. The findings are reported in the journal Circulation by researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy30/09/2014

International prices of food decreased by 6% between April and August 2014

According to Food Price Watch, internationally traded food prices in August 2014 were 6% lower than in August 2013, and 21% below their historical peak in August 2012

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy30/09/2014

The aphrodisiac foods: what are the best?

Not only chili, chocolate and oysters. For optimal performance erotic guys should also eat oats, mussels, honey and eggs. Some regulate the levels of testosterone, so the desire, other the serotonin, so the contentment

di T N
Olive & Oil30/09/2014

The Italian way for olive oil traceability

The extracted DNA is stable overtime and amenable for molecular analyses but there is also the possibility of using the chromatographic fingerprint of the phenolic fraction of extra virgin olive oils coupled to chemometric classification techniques

di R. T.

Health & Gastronomy30/09/2014

Demand for dark chocolate in India grows

Demand for dark chocolate, the fastest growing segment in India's chocolate industry, is expected to drive the industry from 58 billion in 2014 to 122 billion by 2019

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy29/09/2014

Exports of Spanish olive oil reaches one million tons

Half of the exports are to Italian and Portuguese bottlers but the trade with Spanish brands is growing. Now the Iberian country is first in the United States, China and Japan

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy29/09/2014

One beer flavonoid aids cognitive function in young animals

Xanthohumol has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals. Xanthohumol can speed the metabolism, reduce fatty acids in the liver and, at least with young mice

di S. C.
World News29/09/2014

In India encouraging results in the production of olive oil

At the moment the production is 100 tons but the will is to make Rajasthan a center specialized olive oil, thanks to the seven pilot companies that will become much more

di T N

Health & Gastronomy29/09/2014

Frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease have the same cause

Low levels of the naturally occurring protein progranulin exacerbate cellular and cognitive dysfunction, while raising levels can prevent abnormalities in an Alzheimer model

di S. C.
Grapevine & Wine29/09/2014

Good weather great news for winegrowers

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Health & Gastronomy25/09/2014

Global efforts to protect 500 million farmers from climate change

Climate summit launches efforts toward food security for 9 billion people by 2050. More than 20 Governments, 30 organizations and companies announced they would join the newly launched Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy24/09/2014

Moderate alcohol consumption to prevent heart attacks

Men who combined the low-risk diet and moderate alcohol consumption with not smoking, being physically active and having a low amount of abdominal fat, had 86% lower risk

di S. C.