A recent study by Columbia University and the French National Institute suggests that six out of 10 people share articles that they have not read on Twitter.
The BÉNÉFIQ team continues to regularly share articles on our social media accounts, and rest assured, we do read them!
Why share content about ingredients and health foods on social media?
We believe that sharing information on the Web is an opportunity to advance knowledge in our field. Events and meetings, such as BÉNÉFIQ are crucial, but the Web creates links between new collaborators to discover innovations and disperse recent findings on potential ingredients and health foods.
Summer reading suggestions on ingredients and health foods
If you are as passionate as we are about ingredients and health foods, there is a good chance you’ll enjoy some summer reading on the subject.
Interested in microbiota?
here are two readings recommended by Denis Roy, the Canada Research Chair in Biotechnology on dairy lactic cultures and probiotics and co-chair of BÉNÉFIQ 2016’s sesson 3, the role of microbiota.
- Zhernakova, A., Kurilshikov, A., Bonder, M. J., Tigchelaar, E. F., Schirmer, M., Vatanen, T., … & Wang, J. (2016). Population-based metagenomics analysis reveals markers for gut microbiome composition and diversity. Science, 352(6285), 565-569.
- Falony, G., Joossens, M., Vieira-Silva, S., Wang, J., Darzi, Y., Faust, K., … & Tito, R. Y. (2016). Population-level analysis of gut microbiome variation. Science, 352(6285), 560-564.
Interested in cardiometabolic health
Here are three recommended readings by Benoît Lamarche, professor and researcher at the INAF and co-chair of session 1 on metabolic health.
- Fructose and Cardiometabolic Health: What the Evidence From Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tells Us. Malik VS, Hu FB. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Oct 6;66(14):1615-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.08.025. Review.
- Abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome. Després JP1, Lemieux I. Nature. 2006 Dec 14;444(7121):881-7.
- Saturated Fats Compared With Unsaturated Fats and Sources of Carbohydrates in Relation to Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study. Li Y, Hruby A, Bernstein AM, Ley SH, Wang DD, Chiuve SE, Sampson L, Rexrode KM, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Hu FB. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Oct 6;66(14):1538-48.
Interested in the process of inflammation?
We also suggest reading this article by Philip Calder of the Human Development and Health Academic Unit in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. He is also co-chair of session 2 on Healthy Aging and Inflammation (Infamm’aging ).
- Marine omega-3 fatty acids and inflammatory processes: Effects, mechanisms and clinical relevance. Calder PC. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 Apr;1851(4):469-84
The most popular articles amongst those that we have recently shared about ingredients and health foods
Pharma to Fight Disease with Food via Canadian Food Insights
Large “real-world” study in Italy demonstrates that heart attack patients treated with 1 g/day of marine omega-3 fatty acids had much less risk of a repeat attack or sudden death compared to those who did not take omega-3s via Nutri-Facts
Lait maternel humain : le premier repas du microbiote du nourrisson via Gut microbiota News watch
Gut brain axis linked again to obesity in Yale study via Nutra ingredients
Feel free to share with us your articles and discoveries this summer!