Digital solutions to fight against obesity

Obesity is defined as an accumulation of excessive or abnormal fat that can affect health. To determine if an adult suffers from obesity, the body mass index (BMI) is used, which is calculated from weight and height (kg / m2). An adult is considered to be overweight when their BMI is equal to or greater than 25 kg / m2 and obesity when it is equal to or greater than 30 kg / m2. In children, however, reference tables are used according to age and sex to identify excess weight.

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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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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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10K Rotary Elche & MetabolAid

Sunday, January 13 has taken place the fifth edition of the 10K Run of the prestigious Organization Rotary Elche. Monteloeder chooses this sporting event fulfilling its solidarity commitment within the Innoprefat project. In addition, their participation is part of their corporate responsibility actions. https://bit.ly/2C66Lti

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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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The importance of incentives in weight loss and exercise

We’ve all gone through this: you decide to take up running, cycling, join a gym or start a diet. You’re all hyped up with the idea, buy new sports gear, download the latest health app that tracks your time exercising, read about the latest diet fad, and start off towards your new you.

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New article! Metabolaid and its effect on satiety

We are happy to announce that a scientific peer-reviewed article on Metabolaid has been recently published in the journal Food and Function.

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Do What I Say, not What I Do: How the Mediterranean Region is Abandoning its Roots

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published a study regarding the prevalence of obesity in children around the globe (related post). One of the more remarkable results indicates that the highest rates in child obesity is ironically in the countries where one of the healthiest diets in the world is born: the Mediterranean.

The reason for this is mainly due to what is observed worldwide; the increasingly sedentary lifestyle, and the high amount of processed, high fat/sugar foods in the daily menus of the children. Our lifestyle has changed dramatically in recent years, and our children have suffered the consequences.

Fortunately, the intervention programs implemented in recent years seem to working. In this sense, a 2-7% decrease has been reported in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. But rather than celebrate, we must work harder in lowering this prevalence, as it is still of the highest in the world. Although it can be a daunting task, we must make a special effort at home with our children, to increase their daily physical activity, and add more fruits, vegetables and healthier alternatives in their diet. We must do this, for the sake of their future health.

Jonathan Jones

Product Development Manager / Digital Health Scientific Adviser

Reference: you can find the report here

Stay fit, Eat well

In an article from Malaysia local newspaper, 13.3 percent of the population is facing obesity while 38.5 percent are considered overweight. Bad dietary habit is the root cause of this problem. If one is looking closer to a very typical meals options for individual, it is not difficult to understand why.

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