Daily Archives: June 13, 2014

  • Commercial partners needed for an Existing Project on MEDITERRANEAN DIET in PREGNANCY

    Dear Sir/Madam

    We are one of the leading academic units in the UK conducting Women’s Health research. We recently won an award from Barts Charity to assess the benefits of a healthy diet based on Mediterranean pattern in pregnant women. This study has the potential to change the dietary habits of pregnant women nationally.

    We plan to recruit 1062 pregnant women and provide extra virgin Olive oil 0.5l/week and nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts and almond) 30g/day as part of the intervention to half of them. We start our recruitment later this year and are currently looking for a commercial partner who is interested in bearing the costs of extra virgin olive oil and/or nuts. ExperimentalWe are in joint partnership with Spanish experts whose work on a similar diet in non-pregnancy reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke or death by a third (PREDIMED study). That study was sponsored by olive oil and nut industry.

    We will be able to acknowledge your contribution in all publications (which would involve press releases and no doubt much media attention should we demonstrate a significant positive impact on the health of these women and babies (as shown recently by a similar study in non-pregnancy in Spain)). We are also happy to use your logo, thus increase exposure.

    A beneficial effect has widespread implications not only nationally but internationally in promoting Mediterranean diet in pregnancy, with specific focus on extra virgin olive oil and nuts. Please let us know if you interested in this exciting opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you shortly.

    Yours sincerely

    John

    (On behalf of)
    Prof Shakila Thangaratinam PhD MRCOG
    Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health
    Consultant in Obstetrics

    John Allotey
    PREP Study Co-ordinator

    Women’s Health Research Unit
    Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
    Blizard Institute
    Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Yvonne Carter Building
    58 Turner Street
    London. E1 2AB

    Tel: +4420 7882 6048
    Mobile: 07512913961 (personal)
    Fax: +4420 7882 6047
    nhs.net email: john.allotey@nhs.net
    Website: blizard

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  • Olive Importer Files for Bankruptcy to Avoid Class Action

    A Long Island olive importer is asking a bankruptcy judge to decide how much it owes customers for allegedly selling processed olive oil as pure.

    Kangadis Food Inc., which is fighting claims that it improperly marketed a chemically treated olive byproduct as “100% pure olive oil,” recently sought bankruptcy protection in an attempt to put the brakes on a class-action suit over the alleged mislabeling.

    The family-owned company filed for Chapter 11 Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Central Islip, New York, saying the approximately $1.4 million in legal fees it has racked up over the past year and a half have hurt what is otherwise a profitable business.

    The goal of the filing, according to Kangadis Food’s bankruptcy lawyer, is to avoid paying an estimated $750,000 to $1 million more to defend itself in a class-action suit scheduled to go to trial in September. Under the Bankruptcy Code, a company can ask the bankruptcy court to estimate the damages that it would incur in a civil suit, in lieu of litigating the case to its conclusion. That estimation is then used to create a creditor-repayment plan in the bankruptcy.

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