Navigation Links
Fighting obesity and illness with a novel approach to nutrition
Date:2/3/2009

The syndrome's principal clinical manifestations are abdominal obesity and high levels of a type of blood fat called triglycerides which are a strong predictor for a person's risk for stroke. The potential complications are serious: hardening of the arteries, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and stroke.

Preserving the integrity of the food chain

Omega-3 fats are a type of poly-unsaturated fat thought to play an important role in reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity and other serious diseases. Humans are unable to synthesise Omega-3 for themselves and obtain it from meat, fish and dairy products.

French company Valorex, the lead partner in EUREKA Project E! 3407 EUROAGRI+ OMS, has developed an innovative way of thermo-extruding the seeds from linseed, a plant rich in Omega-3, which makes it highly suitable as an additive for cattle feed.

Previous studies conducted by Valorex indicated that animal feeds enriched with extruded linseed improve the health and fertility of animals and the nutritional quality of their meat and dairy products by lowering the level of fat and saturated fats and increasing the level of Omega-3. When the company conducted a further study to determine the effect of a diet enriched by thermo-extruded linseed on obese diabetics, the volunteers showed a partial loss of abdominal obesity and a reduction in their triglycerides levels.

"Our thermo-extrusion technology makes it possible to transfer the Omega-3 right along the food chain, creating a bridge between animal and human nutrition," says Pierre Weill, Valorex's CEO. "We set up Project EUROAGRI+ OMS with our Israeli partners, the Alonim Linseed Importing and Marketing Company, to test our hypothesis that eating a diet enriched with thermo-extruded linseed could alleviate the clinical manifestations of Metabolic Syndrome."

A new diet concept for sustainable weight loss


'/>"/>
Contact: Shar McKenzie
shar.mckenzie@es.eureka.be
EUREKA
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Wistar scientists find key to keeping killer T cells in prime shape for fighting infection, cancer
2. Children distressed by family fighting have higher stress hormones
3. UCSB study finds physical strength, fighting ability revealed in human faces
4. FSU researcher using computers to hone cancer-fighting strategies
5. Strengthening the tumor-fighting ability of T cells
6. Fighting Aussie yabbies dont forget a face -- new research by the University of Melbourne
7. Fighting pollution the poplar way: Trees to clean up Indiana site
8. Researchers uncover key trigger for potent cancer-fighting marine product
9. UV light improving chances of fighting cancer
10. Gold nanorods shed light on new approach to fighting cancer
11. Fighting the spread of food poisoning
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... Ore. Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have ... device that should help people all over the world ... intensity, and whether or not it poses a health ... to public demand following the nuclear incident in Fukushima, ... what level of radiation they were being exposed to ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... and teens living with a cardiac pacemaker, a low ... of life, reports a study in the July ... the official journal of the Society for Developmental ... by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , a part ... function as a protective factor against lower health-related quality ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer,s disease and ... today announced the recipients of new research grant ... states, the District of Columbia, and five foreign ... these latest grants, BrightFocus has now provided more ... , The research projects funded this year reflect ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use 2Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use 3For children with pacemakers, 'self-competence' affects quality of life 2BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research 2BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research 3
... a tool that can precisely deliver tiny doses of ... the Nanofountain Probe, functions in two different ways: in ... wherein drug-coated nanodiamonds serve as the ink, allowing researchers ... mode functions as a single-cell syringe, permitting direct injection ...
... in the 21st century may be found by thinking ... and cyanobacteria, to fungi and microalgae, are biological factories ... environmentally friendly biofuels that can serve as alternatives to ... Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "We ...
... 2009) Pregnant women who are indigenous to the Andes Mountains ... altitude than do women of European descent. The study helps ... weigh more than European babies born at altitude. The ... and Comparative Physiology found that at high altitude: ...
Cached Biology News:New tool for next-generation cancer treatments using nanodiamonds 2New tool for next-generation cancer treatments using nanodiamonds 3Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid 2Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid 3Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight 2Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... and SAN JOSE, California , ... biotechnology company developing antibody-drug conjugates for cancer, today announced the ... of Directors. Dr Reynolds has over 20 years, development experience ... Officer at Seattle Genetics. "I am delighted to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 More than 5 million Americans ... in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or another ... figures have shocked many Americans into looking for ways ... these tragic age-related cognitive disorders. Jonathan Weisman, president of ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... growth for Scottsdale’s Brain State Technologies®. They saw continued ... University Medical Center who were awarded a $1 million ... papers published in “Brain and Behavior” a peer reviewed ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, April 11, ... Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. ... organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B ... will host its annual Crystal Ball on Friday, April 11 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 2Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 3Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2
... electrical engineer at the University at Buffalo, who previously ... that could boost optical data storage and communications -- ... the rainbow. , In a paper published March 29 ... Qiaoqiang Gan (pronounced "Chow-Chung" and "Gone"), PhD, an assistant ...
... Biotech Medical, Inc. is set to launch a ... Enzymes". The products will be available for purchase online ... Stain & Odor Eraser, Spa & Whirlpool Cleaner, Mold ... & Degreaser, Glass & Stainless Steel Cleaner and a ...
... 12, 2011 Bio Careers, the leading online career ... the launch of Individual Memberships. Previously, Bio Careers was ... of its member institutions. Now, membership is open to ... institutions, as ranked by the Academic Ranking of World ...
Cached Biology Technology:Rainbow-trapping scientist now strives to slow light waves even further 2Biotech Medical, Inc. Introduces a Full Line of Enzyme Cleaners 2Online Career Service for Postgraduate Life Scientists Expands Membership to Individuals 2
...
Mitochondria/Cytosol Fractionation Kit Research Focus: other Storage Temperature: 4C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
Mouse monoclonal [5H9] to RAD52 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 5893 SwissProtID: P43351...
Polyclonal Antibody to Golgin-67...
Biology Products: