Year 6 | 02 October 2014 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER

Heart disease and stroke, salt reduction saves lives

In countries where iodine deficiency needs to be addressed, all salts should be iodized. Consuming too much salt can lead, or contribute, to hypertension, or high blood pressure, and greatly increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Target: 30% salt reduction by 2025

The outlook of the olive oil production in the Mediterranean basin

A bad harvest year in Spain and Italy, instead Greece and Tunisia celebrate record harvests. It will be a difficult campaign, not only for the quality, but also for the amount of olive oil. The global demand may exceed supply


Alberto Grimelli, Marcello Scoccia

Alcohol sensations is influenced by genes

People may differ in the sensations they experience from a food or beverage, and these perceptual differences have a biological basis. Normally, sweet and bitter sensations suppress each other, so in foods and beverages, genetic differences in bitter perception can also influence perceived sweetness

New olive oil quality standards to be introduced in California

The standards, which are based on scientific research at the UC Davis Olive Center, are unique to California production will establish a more stringent limit for free fatty acids, a negative attribute that signals a breakdown of olive oil quality due to exposure to heat, light and oxygen

Global efforts to protect 500 million farmers from climate change

Climate summit launches efforts toward food security for 9 billion people by 2050. More than 20 Governments, 30 organizations and companies announced they would join the newly launched Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

One beer flavonoid aids cognitive function in young animals

Xanthohumol has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals. Xanthohumol can speed the metabolism, reduce fatty acids in the liver and, at least with young mice

Frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease have the same cause

Low levels of the naturally occurring protein progranulin exacerbate cellular and cognitive dysfunction, while raising levels can prevent abnormalities in an Alzheimer model

Healthy fats help diseased heart muscle process and use fuel

Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure. The findings are reported in the journal Circulation by researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Demand for dark chocolate in India grows

Demand for dark chocolate, the fastest growing segment in India's chocolate industry, is expected to drive the industry from 58 billion in 2014 to 122 billion by 2019

International prices of food decreased by 6% between April and August 2014

According to Food Price Watch, internationally traded food prices in August 2014 were 6% lower than in August 2013, and 21% below their historical peak in August 2012

Against pathogenic contamination seeds are colonized by benefical microbes

The symbiotic bacteria help the plants extract nutrients and defend against invaders – an important step in preventing pathogens from contaminating fruits and vegetables

The Italian way for olive oil traceability

The extracted DNA is stable overtime and amenable for molecular analyses but there is also the possibility of using the chromatographic fingerprint of the phenolic fraction of extra virgin olive oils coupled to chemometric classification techniques

Moderate alcohol consumption to prevent heart attacks

Men who combined the low-risk diet and moderate alcohol consumption with not smoking, being physically active and having a low amount of abdominal fat, had 86% lower risk

Exports of Spanish olive oil reaches one million tons

Half of the exports are to Italian and Portuguese bottlers but the trade with Spanish brands is growing. Now the Iberian country is first in the United States, China and Japan

The aphrodisiac foods: what are the best?

Not only chili, chocolate and oysters. For optimal performance erotic guys should also eat oats, mussels, honey and eggs. Some regulate the levels of testosterone, so the desire, other the serotonin, so the contentment

Extra virgin olive oil against arthritis

The scientific results support the interest of natural diet components in the development of therapeutic products for arthritic conditions

In India encouraging results in the production of olive oil

At the moment the production is 100 tons but the will is to make Rajasthan a center specialized olive oil, thanks to the seven pilot companies that will become much more

An apple a day could keep obesity away

The study showed that Granny Smith apples surpass Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Red Delicious in the amount of nondigestible compounds they contain

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26 september 2014
Andria (Italy) -3,49%
Greece 0,00%
Picual (Spain) -1,69%
Refined olive oil -1,85%
Tunisia 0,00%
Pomance olive oil 1,35%

by Marcello Scoccia

Panel leader ONAOO


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