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25 Jan
Day 1

Keynote Forum : 1
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Medical Doctor graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Pediatrics and Endocrinology at the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez (Children Hospital of Mexico Federico Gomez), stay in Endocrinology at the University clinics of Saint-Luc of the Université Catholique de Louvain, 2 postgraduate programs in Diabetes at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and at the Joslin Clinic, affiliated with Harvard University. MSc and PhD in Medical Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico). Former of the Diabetes clinic of the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez (Children Hospital of Mexico Federico Gomez). C-level Medical Sciences Researcher, attached to the Department of Research in Nutrition and Bioprogramacion. National Researcher level 1

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Interventions in children with adiposity decrease less than 0.2 the body mass index  (BMI) z-score and only in 21-23% of cases. Experts recommend focusing on the habits of a healthy lifestyle (HLS) but considering the sociocultural context of children and their parents. Our objective was to achieve a higher percentage of success in lowering BMI z-score through a pilot program "Sacbe" based on HLS, sensitive to the sociocultural context previously explored and with the active participation of parents. This pilot study included 55 children aged 8 to 18 years with adiposity according to BMI z-score. The program consisted of two workshops on HLS and nutrition given by the pediatric endocrinologist in group sessions with 3-5 families and reinforcements in each visit by registered dietitians. We recorded  lifestyle habits and anthropometric characteristics of children and their parents at the baseline visit and every month for 3-4 months. The 60% of the children were female, the average age was 13.95 ± 3.3 years, 72.7% and 86.7% lost the  z score of the BMI due to intention to treat and protocol analysis ( P <0.001), respectively; BMI z- score decreased 0.22 ± 0.21, from 2.13 ± 0.57 to 1.91 ± 0.58 (p <0.001). The 83% of the parents involved were mothers, the average age was 45.8 ± 9.4 years, 77% lost weight  (p  <0.001),  unhealthy habits decreased. The main challenge will be to standardize and reproduce this type of complex interventions, as well as to assure long-term success.

Keynote Forum : 2

M.Sylvia Subapriya

Avinashilingam University ,India

Title: Antibacterial nanocoats from medicinal plants for use in food packages

Time : 10:40 - 11:20

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M. Sylvia Subapriya M.Sc, M.Phil, B.Ed, Ph. D is Professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and Former Programme Coordinator, National Service Scheme, Youth Red Cross and Red Ribbon Club, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore. She has completed Research projects in Tribal Nutrition, Oral Leukoplakia, Sports Nutrition, Vitamin A Nutrition, Gandhian foods for Health, Disease and Sports, Co Principal Investigator/Principal Investigator for the UGC Sponsored e-PG Pathshala and UNICEF SMART Survey under CMAM Initiative among < fives; Member, Editorial Board- MJSSR and JFST; Mentor, Pelatonia Student Exchange Programme, OSU, Columbus, USA; Invited speaker/chair-International Conference in several countries. 

 

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AgNP coats from four medicinal plants were analysed. The objectives of the study were to Optimize Silver nanoparticles from the four plants, identify the Silver nanocoat from medicinal plants with the highest antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer potentials and coat AgNP from the best (Glycyrrhiza glabra) onto PET, Infant feeding bottles (PP)  and Zip Loc covers (PE). Among the four medicinal plants, Glycyrrhiza glabra AgNP had a smaller particle size of 34.7 nm with highest suspension stability of -28.9 mV, compared to other AgNP of plant extracts. The FTIR confirmed the presence of phenols, which showed a narrow and sharper peak at 578.06 cm-1, accounting for maximum antioxidant potential. In both the raw and AgNP (Glycyrrhiza glabra), the vibration bands at 1644.90 cm-1 with a shift to 1627.87 cm-1 indicate the presence of carbonyl groups in the NH amide linkages of protein.The SEM and TEM of Glycyrrhiza glabra AgNP showed spherical shaped homogenously distributed particles with an average grain size of 617.57 nm and 304.68 nm. 30 µl of Glycyrrhiza glabra nanoparticles was found to form the best colloidal solution for coating on food packaging material such as PET, infant feeding bottles (Poly propylene) and Zip lock covers (Poly ethylene). The nanocoated material showed statistically significant    (P< 0.01) inhibition of microbial growth over the control.
Keywords: Silver nanoparticles, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Zip Loc covers

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Angelo Pietrobelli

University of Verona , Italy

Title: The first 1000 days as a prevention of uncommunicable diseases

Time : 11:35 - 12:15

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He is a Doctor in Medicine with the specialty on Pediatric Endocrinology who worked with Dr. Heymsfield for four years at the New York Obesity Research Center, Columbia University, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York (USA). Currently, he is working, as Associate Professor, in the Premature Intensive Unit Care in Verona Pediatric Clinic, Verona University Medical School, Verona (ITALY).He is Associate Professor in Nutrition and also  Adjunct Associate Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, (USA).                                                                                              

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Growth and development are key characteristics of childhood and sensitive markers of health status and adequate nutrition.  The first 100 days of life – the period from conception to age of two – is the most important period of the body and brain development. Infants with restricted intrauterine growth are more likely to have poor cognition development during childhood, and they are also at increased risk of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and kidney disease in later life. There are many growth drivers during this complex phase of life, among them nutrition, genetic and epigenetic factors, and hormonal regulation. There is strong evidence for risk factors during pregnancy (i.e., high maternal Body Mass Index, excess gestational weight gain particularly in the third trimester of pregnancy, gestational diabetes), and infancy (i.e., high infant birth weight, accelerated infant weight gain), as well as other factors (i.e., parent-infant relationship, infant sleep, introduction of solid food before four months of life).Identification of effective early-life intervention targeting these modifiable factors is critical for pediatric as well as adult obesity prevention. The first 1000 days of life is the unique window of opportunity and we will discuss  several approaches, according with the literature, to minimize obesity emerging taking into account growth and function of different tissues in the human body.


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Stanislav Rapant, DrSc. works at Comenius University in Bratislava. The main subject of his research is medical geochemistry. It deals mainly with the impact of groundwater chemical composition on the health of the population.

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The article is dealing with the impact of low Ca and Mg contents in drinking water on the arterial stiffness of resident population living in the Krupina district, Slovak Republic. The study was based on the two-phase measurement of the arterial stiffness in a sample of 144 randomly selected respondents, being divided into two groups according to Ca and Mg contents in the drinking water. One group of respondents was supplied by soft water (Ca < 25 mg.l-1, Mg < 10 mg.l-1) and the second group was supplied by harder water (Ca > 80 mg.l-1, Mg > 20 mg.l-1). Arterial stiffness was determined by measuring the aortic pulse wave velocity (PWVao). Based on the measured levels of PWVao the arterial age of respondents was calculated. Achieved results have documented higher arterial stiffness (i.e. lower elasticity of arteries) of the respondents drinking soft water deficient in Ca and Mg contents. This was reflected in higher PWVao levels, higher number of pathological cases (PWVao > 10 m.s-1) and in higher arterial age of respondents supplied by the soft drinking water in comparison with their real age. “The absolute difference” between the real and arterial age in the case of two evaluated groups of respondents (soft vs. harder water) was in average nearly 5 years (5.5 in the 1st phase and 4.3 year in 2nd phase of measurements).
Keywords: arterial stiffness, drinking water, Ca, Mg, cardiovascular diseases

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Veronika Cvecková works at Comenius University in Bratislava. The main subject of her research is medical geochemistry. It deals mainly with the impact of groundwater/drinking water chemical composition on the health of the population. 


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This work aims to evaluate the impact of chemical composition of groundwater/drinking on health status of inhabitants in the Slovak Republic. Primary data consist of the Slovak national database of groundwater/drinking water analyses  and data on health status of Slovak population expressed in the form of health indicators (HI). 14 HI were evaluated including life expectancy at birth, potential years of lost life, relative and standardized mortality for the most common causes of deaths in the Slovak Republic: cardiovascular and oncological diseases, diseases of gastrointestinal and respiratory system. The chemical and health data were unified in the same form and expressed as the mean values for each of 2,883 municipalities within the Slovakia for further analysis. Pearson and Spearman correlation as well as method of artificial neural network (ANN) was used as mathematic method for environmental and health data analysis. Based on the results of calculations through ANN, the most significant chemical elements having influence on evaluated HI were identified together with their limit values. The following chemical elements/parameters in the groundwater were defined as significant: water hardness, Ca, Mg, TDS, HCO3 and SO4. The most significant relationship between HI and chemical composition of groundwater was documented for water hardness, Ca and Mg. The following limit values were set for these most significant groundwater chemicals/parameters: water hardness 2.9 – 6.1 mmol.l-1, Ca 78 – 155 mg.l-1 and Mg 28 – 54 mg.l-1. At these concentration ranges the health status of Slovak population is the most favourable and the life expectancy is the highest.
Keywords: drinking water, health status of inhabitants, Ca, Mg, mortality from cardiovascular, oncological, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases

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Cano attended School of Veterinary Medicine at UNAM were he received his degree and Ph.D. in Biotechnology. He worked in academia (UPEMOR) and in the industry (Psicofarma Labs). His current adscription is at Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, UNAM at the Departement of Microbiology and Immunology. One of his research area include the evaluation of chemical solutions like the neutral electrolyzed water against pathogens.

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Egg is one of the most consumed foods worldwide. However, eggs are susceptible to be contaminated by foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni or Listeria monocytogenes, which are responsible for zoonotic diseases of birds, fishes, crustaceans and humans. New chemical solutions are been developed and tested for the reduction of foodborne pathogens; unfortunately, some of these products do not have any effects against certain pathogens and they could be damaging different eggshell components like the cuticle or the shell itself, allowing the entrance of different types of bacteria.One alternative is the use of electrolyzed water (EW); it is generated by electrolysis of NaCl in water and it does not have a negative impact on the environment since it reverts to normal water and Na+ / Cl- ions after use. Its use has previously been reported in cutting boards, spinach, lettuce, meat and strawberries for the control of foodborne diseasesIn this study, we evaluated the effect of a Neutral Electrolyzed Water (NEW Esteripharma Mexico S.A. de C.V.) in the process of washing/disinfection of table eggs to eliminate or reduce the presence of Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni or Listeria monocytogenes in artificially contaminated eggs. The obtained results showed a bacterial reduction of 3 Log10 (CFU/egg) which corresponds to 99.34% of bacterial reduction titers. The integrity of bacteria was affected and we did not detect damage on the egg shell cuticle. The obtained results suggest that the Neutral Electrolyzed Water is a promising candidate for the egg table wash/disinfection process.
Keywords: Neutral electrolyzed water; foodborne pathogens, tableeggs; 

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Jia Li is a Pediatric Cardiologist and Professor. She obtained a MD degree in Beijing University School of Medicine in 1984, and a PhD degree on oxygen transport in children after heart surgery in Imperial College UK in 2002. This has remained her focus while she worked in Canada and now in Guangzhou China. The research on oxygen consumption, manifesting metabolic rate, has led her to investigate energy expenditure and nutrition requirements in critically ill children.

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Background and objective: Adequate nutrition is an integral component of postoperative treatment in infants following cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), but remains controversial. Little is known about energy and protein requirements. We examined energy and protein requirements in relation to nitrogen kinetics, vital functional and clinical outcomes in infants early following CPB. 
Methods: Thirty-eight infants were randomize to control group (protein 1.3g/kg/day, n=11), moderate protein (MP, 2.5g/kg/day, n=14) or high protein (HP, 4g/kg/day, n=13) group. Daily energy supply was based on measurements of resting energy expenditure (REE) using indirect calorimetry. The nutrition protocols were fed via enteral feeding starting at 6 hours after CPB throughout the 5 days in all patients. Daily nitrogen balance (NB) and hepatic and renal function were measured. Clinical outcomes (feeding intolerence and infection, duration of mechanical ventilation, ICU and hospital stay) were recorded. 
Results: REE was not different in 3 groups (P=0.2) with mean values from 60 to 55 kcal/kg/day in 5 days (P=0.02). NB became positive since day 3 in HP group, but remained negative in the other two groups in 5 days (P<0.001). Ureagensis (nitrogen waste) was higher, but nitrogen retension (nitrogen utilization) lower in higher protein groups (P<0.001). Hepatic and renal function and clinical outcomes were not singificantly different in 3 groups.
Conclusions: In infants early following CPB, protein requirement is about 4g /kg /day and energy requirement 55 kcal/kg/day. Early enteral feeding of adequate energy and protein is not associated with adverse effects on vital organ function and clinical outcomes despite increased ureagenesis.
Keywords: congenital heart disease; cardiopulmonary bypass; resting energy expenditure; nitrogen balance

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Salazar is a Chemical Engineering and has a master’s degree in Food Science and Technology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Currently, she is a fourth-year Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering student at the same University as her undergraduate studies. Her research field includes beekeeping products technology and characterization. Also, food quality control, characterization, and food product design.

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Colorants are additives used widely in industries. Natural colorants are being developed to substitute artificial ones and many studies in new matrices and extraction processes in yellow-orange hues are being done. Carotenoids are compounds with those hues; by its hydrophobic nature, their extraction is associated with the use of organic and non-friendly solvents. Novel extraction techniques such as ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) or microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) present several advantages compare to batch mode (BM). In this work, we made carotenoids extraction from bee pollen using sunflower oil and a 3:2w/w solid to solvent ratio. For BM, continuous agitation during 12 days in dark was done. For UAE, an ultrasonic processor was used with 15 min and 40% amplitude. For MAE, a Microwave Extraction System was used with 2 min and 600 W power. Total carotenoids content (TCC) by spectrophotometry, extraction efficiency, and colorimetric coordinates (CIELAB) were the response variables. Evaluation of different techniques was done using analysis of variance and Tukey test using Matlab® Software. There were significant differences between the processes in TCC, efficiency and hue. Extractions made with UAE (58.57±0.32) and MAE (58.61) had a more orange hue than those made with BM (63.02). However, TCC was greater in BM (1012.15±4.4 mg β-carotene/kg oil) compare with UAE (762.13±29.79 mg β-carotene/kg oil) and MAE (903.92±5.83 mg β-carotene/kg oil), due the longer time of the process, which favors mass transfer. In UAE, high-frequency sound waves create cavitation bubbles that generate spots of high temperature and pressure, and micro-streams of the solvent, allowing the cellular breaking. In MAE, radiation causes molecular movement by ion migration, which generates an increase in temperature and pressure inside and produces cellular breaking. Those effects made UAE and MAE present high contents in shorter times and are better for the colorant obtaining in industrial processes, specially MAE.
Keywords: carotenoids, color, extraction techniques

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Juliet Rodríguez is a first-year M.Sc. Food Science and Technology student in the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. She received a Bachelor degree in Industrial Microbiology from Universidad Pontificia Javeriana, Bogotá. She is currently doing her thesis on the inclusion of an antimicrobial peptide in nanofibers with potential application in active packaging, using electrospinning. Her research interests include food science, microbiology, and nanotechnology


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Food loss constitutes an economic concern in the industry. Among the factors that present a greater influence on food loss is composition, pH, water activity, redox potential, biological structure and the presence of etiologic agents. For this reason, delivery systems of bioactive compounds based on nanofibers are widely applicable in the food industry, favoring the release of substances in order to inhibit the growth of microorganisms, control oxidation processes or incorporate compounds into foods, in order to improve their sensory and nutritional characteristics. These structures could be obtained by electrospinning from a solution of a synthetic or natural-type polymer, that is subsequently subjected to an electric field. The obtained nanofibers offer an advantage due to their high porosity and surface ratio per unit area. The aim of this research was to assemble and characterize mixtures of polycaprolactone with starch and β-glucan, in order to evaluate their mechanical strength, absorption capacity, and structural characteristics. The experimental design has as factors some variables in electrospinning such as voltage, feed flow and distance to the collector, in order to obtain the adequate parameters for nanofiber formation. The best conditions obtained for polycaprolactone/β-glucan were a flow of 0,7 mL/h, a distance of 10 cm and a voltage of 7 kV, meanwhile, for polycaprolactone/starch a flow of 0,8 mL/h, a distance of 10 cm and a voltage of 20 kV in a final concentration of 15%p/p (70% polycaprolactone and 30% B-glucan or starch). It was observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) that polycaprolactone/β-glucan nanofibers did not present beads, defects and have a continuous fibrillar structure in comparison with the polycaprolactone/starch mixture that showed irregular fibers, presence of beads, did not have tubular structure, and in addition, did not form a stable Taylor cone. Similarly, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) showed coherent stability of nanofibers at different temperatures. Finally, the chemical composition of the fibers was determined through Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR). The evaluation of these properties and stability is of great importance to design delivery systems of active agents in the food industry that contribute to improving food quality and safety.
Keywords: Electrospinning, polymers, nanofibers, release systems.

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Andrés Duran is a last-year Chemical Engineering Doctorate student at the Department of Chemical and Environmental of Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a master’s degree in Food and Science Technology from the same University. He have a broad experience in food analysis, data analysis by mutivariate statistics and renewable energies. His current field placement is with Food Science and Technology Institute (ICTA) of Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His current fields of research include food processing technologies with an emphasis on conservation technologies, use of renewable alternative energies, and production and development of beekeeping products.

 

 

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Bee pollen is a beehive product considered a good source of nutrients and compounds with functional characteristics. The drying process of bee-pollen in high Andean forest region of Colombia is traditionally carried out in cabin systems with conventional energy sources such as electricity or fuels. Solar drying has been implemented as a viable alternative of conservation for plant origin food such as bee pollen. The control of the solar drying process needs adequate modeling from the transport phenomena and the drying kinetics; this modeling allows for the development of more efficient drying systems. With this aim in view, successive tests of bee-pollen drying were carried out in a solar greenhouse dryer system located in the central Andean region of Colombia, at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level, with a solar radiation index of approximately 4.5 Wh/m2. Hourly samples were taken throughout the process between 6:00 and 17:00 hours, typical daylight time. The drying curves of the product were obtained under the climatic conditions of the zone, relative cold mornings (about 10 - 15°C) and hot and dry afternoons (up to 20°C and 60% RH), inducing conditions inside the dryer of about 50°C and 25% RH. The pollen-environment set was proposed for modeling as a mass and heat transfer system of spherical particle layers and separated into subsystems. Using the equations of mass and energy transport continuity, the process was modeled in order to obtain the thermal and concentration profiles of the system interface in the solar drying chamber.
Keywords: High Andean forest bee pollen, solar energy, transport phenomena, functional food

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Tran Xuan Minh recently graduated from National Taiwan Ocean University, College of Life Science, Aquaculture department. He received bachelor degree in Aquaculture Pathology from Cantho University and master’s degree in Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan. He’s currently working for Nam Hai Vuong Aquaculture Jointstock company, Vietnam as head of research and development office. His research interests related to aquaculture field including feed formulation, probiotics and antibiotics.

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The adulteration of melamine into food is banned but its misuse have been widely reported in milk products and animal feed. The development of a rapid screening immunoassay for monitoring this   substances is an urgent requirement. In this research,   a hapten of melamine was successfully synthesized by introducing six carbon chain    length spacer arm via a reaction between 6 - aminocaproic acid and 2-chloro-4,6-diamino-1,3,5-triazine (CAAT). The molecular structure of this hapten was indentified    by H1 nuclear magnetic resornance spectrometry. An  immunogen was prepared by coupling this hapten to Keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH). An enzyme conjugated was prepared by coupling synthesized hapten to Horse raddish peroxidase (HRP). A direct   competive ELISA (cELISA) was developed to evaluate assay performance. The results   showed that high titer polyclonal antibodies were obtained, and the performance of this  cELISA kit showed good specification: IC50 of 230 ng mL-1 , a LOD of  8.3 ng mL-1,   and LOQ of 10ng mL-1.   Regarding selectivity performance, no obvious cross-reactivity to common compound was found. This data show that this ELISA kit met the requirement of melamine maximum residues level (1000 ng mL-1 in milk products, 2500   ng mL in animal feed), and could be use  in an immunoassay for the rapid and sensitive detection of this banned chemical.
Keywords: ELISA, melamine, milk scandal

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Yoichi Tachi has completed his PhD at the age of 30 years from University of Tsukuba in Japan. He is Professor at Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology, Tokyo Kasei University. He has published more than 35 papers in reputed journals

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The aim of the present study was to identify vitamin D Receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism and life­style factors (nutrition and exercise) associated with bone mass in Japanese female college students. The subjects comprised 317 female college students aged between 20 and 24, all of whom were living in the Kanto region at the time of the study. Bone mass measurement was based on qualitative ultrasound (QUS). The subjects were asked what type of sport they used to play in their junior high school and high school days. The subjects’ current nutrient intake was surveyed using Food Frequency Questionnaire Based on Food Groups (FFQG) Ver.3.0 software, an add-in software of Excel Eiyou-kun (Kenpakusha). The daily intake of three nutrients (calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K) was calculated per 1,000 kcal. Gene polymorphism for the restriction enzyme TaqI digestion site (rs731236) were detected by real-time PCR using TaqMan probes. No significant difference in the bone mass was observed between the VDR polymorphisms (TT versus TC + CC). The present study did not demonstrate any correlation between VDR polymorphism and bone mass. Similarly, no correlation was observed between nutritional intake and bone mass. Meanwhile, the results of multiple linear regression analysis ascertain that high BMI levels and the experience of high-impact exercise during junior high school or high school have an independent positive effect on bone mass. These results suggest that BMI and exercise are highly likely to be important factors in increasing bone mass.
Keywords:Bone mass, Vitamin D receptor, Gene polymorphism, Multiple linear regression analysis

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Monica Rosa Loizzo is Associated Professor in Food Science Technology at University of Calabria. Monica Rosa Loizzo has got specific abilities on the main separative techniques to determine the chemical composition of different food matrix. She got specific abilities on methods to evaluate the health properties of phytochemicals rich-food. Moreover, her research interest including the influence of technological processes on the overall quality of food with particular reference to compounds able to prolong the shelf-life. Her h index is 36. She is referee of several national and international Institutions and member of the Management Committee of COST Action “Eurocaroten”.

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Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) plays a crucial role in the Mediterranean diet and its nutritional properties are the main reason for the increment of its consumption all over the world in recent years. Within the "GLASOIL" project (ID CUP J77H18000280006) five different Calabrian (Italy) monovarietal EVOO from Olea europea cultivars (Carolea, Coratina, Dolce di Rossano, Ottobratica and Roggianella) were investigated in order to select the best cultivar for the production of an olive oil based dressing. The aim of this work is to identify the total polyphenol content and fatty acids profile of these EVOOs as well as the quality parameters (organic acidity, peroxides etc.), Color parameters were also investigated. Fatty acids profile were monitored by gas chromatography. Rancimat was used to determine the oxidation stability of investigated EVOOs. Roggianella EVOO resulted the most stable oil. Oleic acid was the most abundant compounds (69.6-70.0%) followed by palmitic acid (12.6-15.1%) and linoleic acid (6.5-10.4%). EVOO from Carolea and Roggianella cultivars are the most interesting due to the high content of polyphenols with values of 851.3 and 536.6 ppm, respectively. Carolea and Ottobratica cultivars presented a better acidity value compared with the other oils. In addition, Ottobratica presented the higher Croma C value and therefore the brighter color. These cultivars will be further investigated to complete the chemical characterization for the development of an innovative dressing based on olive oil for use on meat, fish and salads.
Keywords: Extra virgin olive oil; Calabria; Stability; Color; polyphenols