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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Synthetic particles as contaminants in German beers

A total of 24 German beer brands was analysed for the contents of microplastic fibres, fragments and granular material. In all cases contamination was found

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Food prices continue to drops to four-year low

FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010

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Buffets of highly processed foods like sugar and flour made rats ignore normal cues to stop eating when full

Foods high in easily-digestible calories (typically processed foods) act like supernormal stimuli, and the flavors associated with them become hyperpalatable and easy to overconsume

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Flaxseed oil is not more health than olive oil

Olive oil is a rich source of monounsaturated fat and bioactive components. Flaxseed oil is rich in α-linolenic n-3 fatty acid, which also exhibits anti-inflammatory effects. How is the best?

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More action needed to move away from market-distorting farm support, says OECD

OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2014 finds that support to producers in 2013 amounted to 18% of gross farm receipts, down slightly from 2012 and compared with around 30% two decades ago

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Influence of olive oil on carotenoid absorption from tomato juice

LDL and total cholesterol levels decrease significantly after the consumption of tomato juice with olive oil and the postprandial absorption of lycopene isomers in plasma increases

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Hunger and poverty at the root of many conflicts

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva speaking at the 6th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations: “Hunger leads to conflict and conflict exacerbates hunger”

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