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In this week’s newsletter, we give you the latest updates on: Research, my interview in Food forum magazine, Boots teams up with LIVI, smart eating in retail news with Edamam and Halla, 5 complimentary tickets to attend Foodmatterslive in London.
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In the Headlines – Article on Food Forum
Adequate nutritional intake of choline during the first 1 000 days after conception is very important to develop the neurology of the infant. Most pregnant women are not achieving choline intake recommendations of 450 mg/ day. They are more likely to benefit from boosting their choline intakes through dietary and/or supplemental approaches.
GutSelf: Inter-Individual Variability in the Processing of Dietary Compounds by the Human Gastrointestinal Tract.
The human GI plays a big role in Personalised Nutrition approaches because of their inter-individual variability. This review aims to discuss published data provided from evidence on inter-individual variability in the processing of the macro and micro nutrients, along the gastrointestinal tract. Furthermore, this review intends to help future researchers create knowledge bases on this topic
Association of oily fish intake, sex, age, BMI and APOE genotype with plasma long-chain n-3 fatty acid composition.
This study aims to evaluate the association of oily fish intake, sex, age, BMI and APOE genotype with concentrations of EPA, DPA and DHA in plasma phosphatidylcholine (PC), NEFA, cholesteryl esters (CE) and TAG in 306 healthy adults (148 male, 158 female, age 20-71 years) with the same APOE genotype, sex and age. The conclusions suggest that EPA, DPA and DHA in plasma lipids are associated with oily fish intake, sex, age, BMI and APOE genotype.
Impact of the Apolipoprotein E genotype on Cardiometabolic Risk Markers and Responsiveness to Acute and Chronic Dietary Fat Manipulation.
This study aims to associate the APOE genotype and cardio metabolic risk markers in response to acute and chronic dietary fat intakes.
The method used included comparison of the effects of diets/meals which varied in saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated (MUFA) fatty acid composition in 218 individuals in fasting with moderate cardiovascular disease risk and postmenopausal women. Results suggest differences between cardio metabolic markers for LDL, HDL, Protein C- Reactive, Digital Volume Pulse Stiffness Index (DVP-RI), after the MUFA-rich meals.
This literature review aims to summarize the role of genes (melanocortin 4 receptor [MC4R], fat mass and obesity-associated [FTO], ghrelin [GHRL], leptin [LEP], and cholecystokinin [CCK]) involved on the regulation of energy intake, creating an association between gene-diet interaction and obesity. Polymorphisms in MC4R, FTO and LEP, appear to be associated with higher energy and total lipid intake. Furthermore, polymorphisms in FTO and LEP, appear to be associated with higher intake of saturated fatty acids. Additionally, protein intake seems to interact with these genes. Polymorphisms in this genes can be, in part, responsible for inappropriate eating behaviours, but individuals with polymorphisms in MC4R, FTO and ghrelin appear to have the same results for weight loss than individuals without this polymorphisms. Despite the advance of nutrigenetics, the presence or absence of obesity polymorphisms in obese individuals require more studies.
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Swedish startup LIVI and high street pharmacy chain “Boots UK” are developing a partnership. The objective is that with LIVI, the pharmacy have access to the summary care record and medical history via NHS Electronic Health Record System. Like this, the pharmacist will support, more closely the patients. In London, with the private service, an appointment will be £25, with potential additional costs for prescriptions or medication.
FutureProof Retail and Halla Provide Personalized Recommendations for Mobile Self-Scanning and Checkout
Future Proof Retail (FPR), a company that enables shoppers to use their smartphones to scan items while they are shopping and Halla, the only software company that dynamically profiles human taste to help people make better food choices, announced a partnership! This partnership will allowed customers understanding the out coming flavors of the products they are shopping by posting data on the smartphone app of FPR. Halla uses advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML) to analyze products, recipes, restaurant dishes, ingredients, nutrition information, past purchases, and emotions of products to provide personalized recommendations.
UNCLE BEN’S(R) Partners with Innit to Become First Food Brand to Use Google Lens, Revolutionizing How Consumers Engage with the Food Industry
Mars Food’s UNCLE BEN’S® brand is partnering with Innit, a Connected Food platform. UNCLE BEN’S is, now the first food brand to use Google Lens, a software that uses IA intelligence to connect digital information to physical products. Nowadays, going to the supermarket is very complex: dietary restrictions, consumer questions, lack of time for meals preparation are causing stressed families. During September, hundreds of thousands of UNCLE BEN’S products will feature Google Lens stickers inviting them to use Lens on the product. This will do, that customers have access to recipes with ingredient lists, nutrition advices and simple cooking videos. Lens is available via the Google Lens app on Android, and via the Google app on iOS. It’s also directly integrated into the camera on many Android devices.
Food & Consumer Trends
The National Online Survey made by Whole Foods in 1,006 US adults (age between 22 and 37) showed that the majority of the respondents’ big concern is healthy and high safe, quality food items. For them, the food sourcing, the food labeling and the transparency about the ingredients is very important to their eating and market. Smashingly new?, we don’t think so, but obviously more needs t be done to ensure this happens.
Five complimentary tickets to attend Foodmatterslive in London
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NutrEvent 22-23rd October (Rennes) COUVENT DES JACOBINS