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TalkingNutrition

Providing perspectives on recent research into vitamins and nutritionals

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    Food Vision Asia: Can Asia win the war on diabetes and obesity?

    The focal point of discussions at this year’s Food Vision Asia, a three-day leadership forum for Asia’s food and nutrition industry, centered around how the region is tackling the growing diabetes epidemic it is facing.

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    Announcing the 2017 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigator

    Congratulations to Erika L Garcia-Villatora for being selected as the 2017 recipient of the ASN Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators, sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products. Erika’s presentation was entitled ‘The aryl hydrocarbon receptor is a repressor of colorectal cancer development induced by a high-fat diet in mice’. Ms Garcia-Villatora is advised by Dr Clinton Allred, Texas A&M University.

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    A breath of fresh air: protecting against air pollution with nutritional solutions

    Earth Day 2017 brings a range of issues into consideration, from endangered animals and food waste to the quality of the very air we breathe. Air pollution can cause a wide range of cardiovascular health issues, from hardened arteries and irregular heartbeats to increased risk of heart attack and blood clots. Research has shown that an increased intake of micronutrients, including EPA and DHA and vitamin C, can help to counteract the negative impact of air pollution. 

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    Nutrition Research, March for Science, & Diversity

    Experimental Biology, EB17, is just around the corner. This multidisciplinary, scientific meeting attracts over 14,000 scientists and exhibitors with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, nutrition, pharmacology and physiology. The meeting will be held concurrently with the March for Science on Earth Day (April 22), a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.

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    Recent scientific findings support new nutritional prevention strategies for type 2 diabetes

    The number of people suffering from diabetes is on the rise. Dietary means to lower postprandial glycemic responses are urgently needed for the prevention of type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Viscous dietary fibers, including high molecular weight (HMW) oat beta-glucan, are one of the most effective classes of functional food ingredients for reducing postprandial glucose and so a potential solution. The mechanism of action is understood to be via an increase in viscosity of the stomach contents that delays gastric emptying and reduces the mixing of food with digestive enzymes. This, in turn, inhibits glucose absorption. 

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