Gianluca Tognon is an Italian nutrition coach, speaker, entrepreneur and former associate professor at the University of Gothenburg. He started his career as a biologist and spent 15 years working both in Italy and then in Sweden. He has been involved in several EU research projects and has extensively worked and published on the association between diet, longevity and cardiovascular risk across the lifespan, also studying potential interactions between diet and genes. His work about the Mediterranean diet in Sweden has been cited by many newspapers worldwide including the Washington Post and The Telegraph among others. As a speaker, he has been invited by Harvard University and the Italian multi-national food company Barilla.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes an imbalance of the colonic mucosa and a relapse function of the colon. In proctitis, which is around 50% of the ulcerative colitis cases, the affected area is just the rectum. In left-sided colitis (30% of cases), the inflammation extends to part of the colon.
What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the condition of losing bone mass and strength, which eventually leads to bone loss. Although it’s tragic, it’s common among the elderly. Osteoporosis leads to weakened bones in the body, making you vulnerable to bone fractures with small bumps or sudden falls. Women are more susceptible to osteoporosis because of
Chron’s disease (CD) is an inflammatory condition that can potentially affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. The causes of this disease are unknown, although genetic risk factors also exist. CD prevalence is approximately 0.5-1/1000 (lower in Asian people), and it is higher in women than in men. Common symptoms include diarrhea and urgency to
Are you wondering which are the reasons why you’re always exhausted? Competition has never been as challenging as in this fast-paced digital world. You’re always living on the edge. A thriving career is what you want. But, some obstructions push you back to the shore, leaving you worn out and unfulfilled. Whether it’s unwanted exhaustion
Companies want to improve their products, brand, and presence in the industry. When they hire the right person, it can make significant impact on the credibility of their products and increase brand visibility as well as differentiate their products. While dieticians work great on the individual level, an epidemiologist can take it a level deeper
In recent times, more and more people have begun to pay attention to gluten-related problems. As a consequence of this greater awareness, various gluten-free snacks started to pop up in shops and supermarkets, but not all of them are healthy. Before I dig into the topic of this post, I would like to spend a
Summer is the hottest season of the year; temperatures are always high, the sun heats up a lot, and it is essential to drink lots of water to cool off. Drinking water to replenish fluids is absolutely recommended to anyone in this season, but there is nothing better than a nice cold snack to recover
While occasional heartburn is not harmful, it can become risky and severe if left untreated for a long time. This inflammation or irritation of the esophagus is called ‘Esophagitis.’ It can either be triggered due to acid reflux, as an outcome of bacterial or viral infections or sometimes as a reaction of certain medications. Reflux
Diverticular disease is a medical condition that occurs when small protrusions, known as diverticula, develop in the wall of the colon. The terminology of diverticular disease can be confusing, so let me explain the most relevant definitions first. Diverticula (singular: diverticulum) – protrusions of the colon, in scientific words: herniations of the colonic mucosal wall