Turning your blood blue: How anthocyanins help maintain vascular health

A recent study has revealed that anthocyanins seemed to improve blood flow and may help maintain vascular health after 1 month of daily intake. Anthocyanins are found in many fruits, vegetables and other plants, conferring them their red, purple or blue colors. Some examples are many berries such as blueberries (such as the referenced article), blackberry, raspberry, bilberry; as well as other plants such as eggplant, black rice, red cabbage and red apples.

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Ozone, the enemy of your skin

Ozone (O3) is considered one of the most important air pollutants in terms of impacts on human health.  But, how can ozone be both good and bad? The answer is, depends on where Ozone is found.

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The functional food market of South Korea 2019

The hope and concern always coexist in New Year all the time, but Many economists predict a pessimistic view about the macroeconomic situation of South Korea in 2019. In this situation, the Korea functional food industry is also expecting the sales slow over this year. Because The Korea functional foods market has been grown over several years but it can not be ignored the external environment and also, there are increased competitor due to a market extension. 

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Pollution is becoming a serious problem in Asia

According to the United Nations, approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution-related diseases, with about 4 million of them occurring in Asia-Pacific.

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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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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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