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PRIMA Projects: “MED4Youth” and “SAFFROMFOOD” FUNDED!

Posted by on Gen 4, 2019 in News

PRIMA Projects:  “MED4Youth” and “SAFFROMFOOD” FUNDED!

It is with incredible pleasure that Human Nutrition Unit Lab announces that both the applications submitted in the frame of the PRIMA Call “PRIMA – Initiative Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area” have been funded!! The PI for the Italian Partnership for both the projects is Prof. Daniele Del Rio and the projects are entitled ““MED4Youth – Mediterranean Enriched Diet for tackling Youth Obesity” and “SAFFROMFOOD – Valorisation of saffron and its floral by-products as sustainable innovative sources for the development of...

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PREVENTOMICS

Posted by on Dic 29, 2018 in News

PREVENTOMICS

As recently confirmed in the official press release of the University of Parma, the Human Nutrition Unit was successfully granted with the Project “PREVENTOMICS – Empowering consumers to PREVENT diet-related diseases through OMICS sciences” in the frame of the European Call “Sustainable Food Security” H2020. The University of Parma was the only Italian partner present in the consortium, represented by Prof. Daniele Del Rio. The main outcome from PREVENTOMICS is a novel mobile platform, a unique-in-its-kind service, interoperable with current existing Apps for...

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Analytical methods for the study of bioactive compounds from medicinally used Echinacea species.

Posted by on Set 17, 2018 in News

Analytical methods for the study of bioactive compounds from medicinally used Echinacea species.

  Related Articles Analytical methods for the study of bioactive compounds from medicinally used Echinacea species. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2018 Oct 25;160:443-477 Authors: Bruni R, Brighenti V, Caesar LK, Bertelli D, Cech NB, Pellati F Abstract Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench, Echinacea angustifolia DC. var. angustifolia and Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt. are frequently used as medicinal plants and their preparations are among the most widely used herbal medicines. The extracts from these species have shown a highly complex chemical composition, including polar...

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Gold Standards for Realistic (Poly)phenol Research.

Posted by on Set 17, 2018 in News

Gold Standards for Realistic (Poly)phenol Research.

  Related Articles Gold Standards for Realistic (Poly)phenol Research. J Agric Food Chem. 2018 Aug 08;66(31):8221-8223 Authors: Mena P, Del Rio D PMID: 30040408 [PubMed - indexed for...

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Egg product freshness evaluation: a metabolomic approach.

Posted by on Lug 9, 2018 in News

  Related Articles Egg product freshness evaluation: a metabolomic approach. J Mass Spectrom. 2018 Jun 27;: Authors: Cavanna D, Catellani D, Dall'Asta C, Suman M Abstract Egg products freshness is a crucial issue for the production of safe and high quality commodities. Up to now this parameter is assessed with the quantification of few compounds but the possibility to evaluate more molecules simultaneously could help to provide robust results. In this study, 31 compounds responsible of freshness and not freshness of egg products were selected with a metabolomic...

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International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition – New Impact Factor 2.317!!

Posted by on Giu 27, 2018 in News

International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition – New Impact Factor 2.317!!

It is with enormous satisfaction that, accordingly with the Journal Citation Reports, the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition achieved an outstanding 2.317 Impact Factor for 2017!! Prof. Daniele Del Rio, one of the leaders of LS9 Group and Editor in Chief of the Journal since January 2016, is proud to share the increasing quality of the journal, which jumped from a 1.414 IF for 2016 to 2.317 for 2017!! The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition is one of the oldest in the field of Food Science and Nutrition and it is proudly one of the very few Journals...

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Gastrointestinal stability of urolithins: an in vitro approach

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in News

Gastrointestinal stability of urolithins: an in vitro approach

Urolithins are bioactive ellagitannin-derived metabolites showing a wide phenotypic variation in their production by the gut microbiota. This work represents a first in vitro step toward the development of new strategies focused on the oral supplementation of urolithins with the aim of overcoming their selective production and making their putative health benefits available for the whole population. In order to study their gastrointestinal stability, urolithin A, urolithin B, and urolithin B-glucuronide, as well as ellagic acid, were subjected to a simulated gastrointestinal digestion model...

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Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of phenolic compounds in bread: a review

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in News

Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of phenolic compounds in bread: a review

Cereal-based products, like breads, are a vehicle for bioactive compounds, including polyphenols. The health effects of polyphenols like phenolic acids (PAs) are dependent on their bioaccessibility and bioavailability. The present review summarizes the current understanding of potential strategies to improve phenolic bioaccessibility and bioavailability and the main findings of in vitro and in vivo studies investigating these strategies applied to breads, including the use of raw ingredients with greater phenolic content and different pre-processing technologies, such as fermentation and...

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Environmental impact of omnivorous, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, and vegan diet

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in News

Environmental impact of omnivorous, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, and vegan diet

Food and beverage consumption has a great impact on the environment, although there is a lack of information concerning the whole diet. The environmental impact of 153 Italian adults (51 omnivores, 51 ovo-lacto-vegetarians, 51 vegans) and the inter-individual variability within dietary groups were assessed in a real-life context. Food intake was monitored with a 7-d dietary record to calculate nutritional values and environmental impacts (carbon, water, and ecological footprints). The Italian Mediterranean Index was used to evaluate the nutritional quality of each diet. The omnivorous choice...

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Rye polyphenols and the metabolism of n-3 fatty acids in rats: a dose dependent fatty fish-like effect

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in News

Rye polyphenols and the metabolism of n-3 fatty acids in rats: a dose dependent fatty fish-like effect

As long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) of the n-3 series are critically important for human health, fish consumption has considerably increased in recent decades, resulting in overfishing to respond to the worldwide demand, to an extent that is not sustainable for consumers’ health, fisheries economy, and marine ecology. In a recent study, it has been shown that whole rye (WR) consumption improves blood and liver n-3 LCFA levels and gut microbiota composition in rats compared to refined rye. The present work demonstrates that specific colonic polyphenol metabolites may dose dependently stimulate...

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