EIC Corporate Day with Evonik

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.

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The Planetary Health Diet: How to Feed 10 Billion and Save the Planet

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?

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Air pollution is also associated with vitamin D deficiency

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.

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Move more, Sit less: Why having an active lifestyle is easier than you think

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.

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Even the city’s air makes us fat!

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.

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mHealth: Are we ready for it?

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.

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Health Ingredients Japan: ZeroPollution© presentation

Dr. Nuria Caturla, New Product Development Manager, presented ZeroPollution© on last 5th October during Health Ingredients Japan held in Tokyo Big Sight venue.

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