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    LARN 2014: a point of reference for nutritionists

    During the two days of discussion of the Italian Society of Human Nutrition (SINU) entitled “Nutrition: perimeters and horizons”, held in Rome on 20 and 21 October, was presented the IV Revision of LARN (Intake Levels of Reference of Nutrients and energy) which is proposed as a tool for research and planning nutrition. A review...
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    The junk food change our tastes

    The junk food reduces appetite for new flavors, a preference that normally helps us to maintain a balanced diet is what emerges from a study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, which explains the neurobiological mechanism to the basis for many cases of obesity. ”The more you eat, the more you want”, ”So good...
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    What are the advantages of wheyprotein ?

    THE BENEFITS OF WHEY PROTEIN The whey proteins, in the form of concentrates, isolates and hydrolysates, are the best choice for the following reasons: • The amino acid composition is very similar to the proteins of skeletal muscle, providing almost all the amino acids in equal proportions. The whey protein has a high biological value...
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    Nutraceuticals:” We are what we eat” (Feuerbach)

    The term” nutraceutical”, coined in 1989 by Dr. Stephen De Felice combining “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical“, is the discipline that studies the food components or active ingredients present in food that have a positive impact on health and well being, including the prevention and treatment of disease. The nutrac...
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    Supplementation with amino acids prolongs life

    In an italian study published in 2010 on the international Journal Cell Metabolism, a supplement of branched chain amino acids BCAA (leucine, isoleucine and valine) has extended the life of mice middle age 1. Previous studies have shown that these three amino acids were able to lengthen the life of a single-celled yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
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    Why don’t children eat fruits and vegetables?

    Neophobia is a phenomenon quite common, particularly in children; it is nothing more than a refusal to the ’new’’ foods 2 that the child has not accustomed to assume either that he has taken from the early stages of life. This rejection is often found particularly important foods in a varied diet, such as fruits...