On February 5th and 6th, Monteloeder representatives went to Essen, Germany, to participate in the EIC Corporate Day with Evonik. EIC is the European Innovation Council, which organizes meetings and network opportunities for SMEs and start-ups that have received funds from the SME instrument, Fast Track to Innovation and FET-Open programs, giving them the opportunity to present their innovations to large companies in the EU.
A group of over 30 scientists met in Oslo on January 17th to try to solve an upcoming problem: how are we going to feed 10 billion people without using up all our natural resources?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for calcium maintenance homeostasis, for bone health and for preventing falls and fractures. More recently an increasingly, research is revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems like hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases, among others.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week (or 75 minutes of vigorous), plus strength exercise twice a week. However, recent studies have shown that, in the US, almost 80% do not meet these recommendations (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr112.pdf). One of the major reasons for this low level of participation is the seemingly high point of entry; maintaining that level of activity seems too daunting to achieve.
There is no elixir of eternal youth, but nowadays if there is a substance that approaches, that is melatonin.
It is impossible to avoid air pollution in urban areas. In fact, the WHO estimated that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed “WHO’s Ambient Air quality guidelines,” particularly with respect to the smallest particles, those with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). These particles are considered to be the most hazardous, as they can penetrate deep into the lungs, pass to the bloodstream and cause severe cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage.
Every day in our business we are facing health indications in social networks, which are not controlled by EFSA or any other authorities.
In the last weeks, the EFSA Panel had to come against their own decision regarding an approved health claim, about the Red Yeast Rice and the Health claim approved for 10 mg intake per day.
Mobile and wearable technologies are advancing at an alarming rate, with a special focus in consumer health. We have recently heard of the Apple watch becoming the first FDA-approved wearable device that can perform electrocardiograms.