Spring Festival: family reunion, red envelopes and excessive calories

Spring Festival or widely known as Chinese New Year is celebrated annually to welcome the new year in Chinese tradition. The festival is celebrated around the world in countries with significant Chinese population from Asia, Oceania, Europe (London) to North America.

Chinese New Year is always associated with a family reunion, red envelopes, gift exchanges, fireworks, music, movie, flowers and last but not least food. Food intake during festive season could be excessively coupled with reduced physical activities leads to undesirable weight gain that contributes to metabolic syndrome.

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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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Hibiscus and lemon verbena polyphenols modulate appetite-related biomarkers in overweight subjects: a randomized controlled trial

The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016, reaching more than 1.9 billion adults, of which over 650 million were obese.

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INNOPREFAT Milestone Reached: Microencapsulation of Metabolaid through Spray Drying with Inulin and Maltodextrin.

We are very happy to inform that we have successfully completed the task regarding microencapsulation of Metabolaid, which is part of the INNOPREFAT project, a H2020 SME instrument phase II project. Microencapsulation has been successfully performed using inulin and maltodextrin as encapsulation agents.
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Taiwan, Food Paradise of Asia

Taiwan (R.O.C), an island located in East Asia, about 180 kilometers off the southeastern coast of mainland China, is the home to a population of approximately 23.4 million and well-known as one of the food paradises in Asia.

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Special Report on Personalized Nutrition for NutritionInsight.com

This special report is a collaboration with Nutrition Insight where Marcos López, Brand Manager of Monteloeder and our specialist in the subject of Digitalization, talks about personalized nutrition and technology.
Here you can read the full article.

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Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Real or Not?

The prevalence of obesity around the world has dramatically increased during the past 30-40 years. In fact, over half of the adults in Europe and the US, and over a third in many Asian countries, are currently overweight or obese, and the numbers just keep on rising.

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