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Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are a major source of added sugars in the diet. A robust body of evidence has linked habitual intake of SSBs with weight gain and a higher risk (compared with infrequent SSB consumption) of type 2 diabetes mellitus,…
5 hours ago
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
Stance4Health - Smart Technologies for personAlised Nutrition and Consumer Engagement is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 816303.The overall objective of Stance4Health…
Monday
Inês Barreiros Mota and Savvas Xystouris are now friends
Jan 17
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
For schoolchildren and adolescents, healthy diets are essential to grow, develop and be protected from disease.
But worldwide, 149 million children under the age of five are too small for their age. 40 million are overweight. Many millions are…
Jan 14
Savvas Xystouris replied to Sally Ayyad's discussion Is there a protective diet-based intervention against SARS-CoV-2 infection?
"Thanks for the post. To my mind, people who consume legumes and grains (especially legumes) are more likely to be health concious than people who don't. They are more likely to have a healthier lifestyle in general with good levels of excersise and…"
Jan 14
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
In the era of COVID-19, essential workers are plagued with unforeseen and obfuscated challenges. Flight attendants are a unique subgroup of essential workers who face a multitude of health risks attributed to occupational exposures that are…
Jan 12
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
The highest daily intake of five portions of fruit and vegetables among EU member states was recorded in Ireland, with 33% of the population over the age of 15 consuming their five-a-day. The Eurostat study found that as of 2019, 33% of people in…
Jan 5
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
A clutch of fishing villages dot the coast near Kilifi, north of Mombasa in Kenya. The waters are home to parrot fish, octopus and other edible species. But despite living on the shores, the children in the villages rarely eat seafood. Their staple…
Dec 21, 2021
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
Nutritionists and other experts can help EFSA finalise scientific advice that will support decision-makers develop a future EU-wide system for front-of-pack nutrition labelling. The advice will also inform conditions for restricting nutrition and…
Dec 7, 2021
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
Christmas is notoriously a season of indulgence and excess – but not every festive food is devoid of beneficial nutrients. Not only are several traditional festive foods delicious, but they can also be highly nutritious. In fact, a few Christmas…
Nov 29, 2021
Savvas Xystouris liked Selvarani Elahi's blog post Enhancing science–policy interfaces for food systems transformation
Nov 27, 2021
Savvas Xystouris liked Selvarani Elahi's blog post EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste
Nov 27, 2021
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
Vitamin D (VitD) is essential for developing and maintaining a healthy skeleton, and it has been linked to reduced risk for acute and chronic illnesses [1]. VitD deficiency is associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance,…
Nov 22, 2021
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
Cultural and linguistic differences across EU Member States make it difficult to harmonize on-pack health claims communication in the F&B arena. This is according to the latest update from Health Claims Unpacked, an EU-wide, EIT Food-funded research…
Nov 15, 2021
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
The term grain applies to plants of the Poaceae grass family and includes cereal grains and pseudocereals. All grains that belong to the Poaceae family are composed of the starchy endosperm, the germ and the outer bran layer ( HEALTHGRAIN Consortium…
Nov 8, 2021
Savvas Xystouris posted a blog post
A healthy diet helps to protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as a range of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and other conditions. However, increased production of processed foods, rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles have led…
Nov 4, 2021
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