Health & Gastronomy31/08/2014

Hunger and poverty at the root of many conflicts

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva speaking at the 6th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations: “Hunger leads to conflict and conflict exacerbates hunger”

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy31/08/2014

Protein in HDL cholesterol may be a key to treating pulmonary hypertension

A rare progressive condition, pulmonary hypertension can affect people of all ages. The disease makes it harder for the heart to pump blood through these vital organs, which can lead to heart failure

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy29/08/2014

Microalgae: a phytonutrient-rich food

Chlorella and Spirulina are rich in carotenoids that include chlorophyll, phycocyanin, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy27/08/2014

Hunger in the world: to boost plant productivity beyond current limits

A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass – the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts – than previously thought

di T N
Health & Gastronomy26/08/2014

High insulin levels tied to obesity pathway

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a crucial link between high levels of insulin and pathways that lead to obesity, a finding that may have important implications when treating diabetes

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy26/08/2014

New Zealand wine show exports grew 10%

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy26/08/2014

Russia wants to monopolise wine production

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy08/08/2014

Professional Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sommelier Course Tuscany Food &Wine Experience

Join us for a 5 day professional training course to study and improve your knowledge & appreciation of olive oil, gastronomy & wine, with degustations and cooking demonstrations, these are the ingredients of our comprehensive course for the aspiring Olive Oil Sommelier

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Health & Gastronomy07/08/2014

Global Agri-Technology Sector Grows by 2.4% in 2013-14

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Health & Gastronomy31/07/2014

Home test for detecting potentially dangerous levels of caffeine

Researchers tested an enzyme called caffeine dehydrogenase and found that it could detect caffeine in a variety of drinks, with the exception of teas, within one minute

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Health & Gastronomy30/07/2014

A single human gene linked to suicide?

The discovery suggests that changes in a gene involved in the function of the brain’s response to stress hormones plays a significant role in turning what might otherwise be an unremarkable reaction to the strain of everyday life into suicidal thoughts and behaviors

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy29/07/2014

Not only polyphenols. Even a fatty acid of extra virgin olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties

Researchers at the University of Jaén have confirmed the presence of nitrooleic acid in three olive varieties. This compound could prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease

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Health & Gastronomy29/07/2014

New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer’s, related diseases

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy21/07/2014

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage

Researchers found there was up to 90 percent less neuroinflammation and neuronal death in the brain cells exposed to alcohol plus DHA than in the cells exposed to alcohol alone

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy17/07/2014

The link between dietary factors and osteoarthritis

Omega 3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish or fish oil supplements, are often touted as “healthy fat” given their heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory properties

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy13/07/2014

Study reveals economic impact of El Niño

El Niño has a significant impact on the world and local economies - and not always for the worst - and countries should plan ahead to mitigate its effects, according to a new Working Paper from the University of Cambridge

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy13/07/2014

Apple is a powerful aphrodisiac for young women

Instead than wine, chocolate or chili pepper Italian researchers discovered a regular daily apple intake can boost sexual pleasure in healthy women. The scientists surmised the higher satisfaction may be thanks to the compound phloridzin, present in apples, , stimulating blood flow to the vagina

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Health & Gastronomy12/07/2014

Farm prices will decrease in the next ten years

Demand for agricultural products is expected to remain firm while expanding at lower rates than in the past decade. Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world, as incomes rise and urbanisation increases

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