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.
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
What is diabetes? Many people in the world suffer from a disease that will be with them during their entire lives, and that radically changes their lifestyle and what they can eat: diabetes. Over the years, medicine has made significant progress in the treatment of this disease and, although it is not yet possible to
Worldwide, there is a problem that is often neglected or ignored by health authorities: vitamin D deficiency. At least 50% of the elderly population of all Europe and North America, both men and women, have low plasma levels of vitamin D. I was born in Italy, where the sun shines for most days of the
Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common and chronic diseases in the world. More than 415 million people are affected by this health condition, out of which 46% are simply not aware that they have it. Diabetes is also the leading cause of coronary heart disease, renal disorders, and adult blindness. There are two
Artificial intelligence in the food sector: a real disruptor or just another hype? Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a huge impact on everyday life. Whilst some are slow to adopt the applications, recent advancements are delivering great benefits to many industries. One such sector is food processing. In the most part, the food sector is
Statistical analyses: are you sure you know what you are doing? I know, this post is unusual for me, since I tend to write a lot about diet and health. However, having worked for more than 10 years in the field of statistics and nutritional epidemiology, I have a lot of experience with statistical analyses
Lactose intolerance is not so difficult to deal with Lactose intolerance is a problem that is becoming increasingly common; it is a real syndrome whose symptoms appear after consuming foodstuffs that contain even small amounts of lactose. Usually, it is lactase deficiency that provokes the disease, although other causes exist as well, either primary or