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Against diabetes, fruit instead of juice
The grapes appear to protect against diabetes. The grapes appear to protect against diabetes.
Grapes , apples and blueberries in parts protect against disease
Eating fruit in the form of juice seems to have the opposite effect

The fruit is a major component of the Mediterranean diet is associated with consumption countless health benefits . However, some epidemiological studies had questioned his role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

This week , a new job wants to settle the issue with new evidence . According to his data , the fruit itself has a protective role against metabolic disease , especially if it's grapes, apples and blueberry - , but to achieve this benefit is necessary to consume it in pieces. Because the juice stresses research seems to cause the reverse effect.

The study , published in the pages of the journal British Medical Journal , reviewed data from three large cohort studies conducted in the United States. In total , the study's authors analyzed data on 187 382 individuals who did not have diabetes , cardiovascular disease or cancer at baseline .

Among other variables , the scientists studied the frequency of use of ten different types of fruit ( both parts in juice) and medium term evaluated how many of the participants analyzed had developed type 2 diabetes.

Results

Their work showed that those who consumed at least two servings of fruit a day certain , mainly apples, grapes and blueberries - had a lower risk (23 % lower ) of developing type 2 diabetes than those who drank less than one serving month. Instead, the participants that used to take several fruit juices a day had a significantly higher risk - specifically , 21% of developing metabolic disease .

According to the researchers in the medical journal , this paradox may be that the juice is digested more rapidly than the whole fruit , which causes the body more and faster loading of sugar. However, the researchers stress that the glycemic index of each fruit did not seem to have anything to do with his role more or less protective against type 2 diabetes.

As suggested , the key benefits specifically observed in fruits like blueberries or grapes could be in the antoniacinas , substances belonging to the group of flavonoids that have been associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

In its conclusions , the researchers acknowledge that their work can not settle once for all the question , since their work has important limitations that further analysis should be overcome. For example , the fact that consumption was based on estimates of the participants. Moreover, the work did not distinguish between whether the juices were consumed natural or industrial , which could be varied much research findings .
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundosalud/2013/08/29/nutricion/1377803480.html




BRUSSELS, 30 Jul. (IRIN) -

   Economic confidence in the euro zone rose 1.2 points in July, which stood at 92.5 indicator integers, its best reading since April 2012, according to the European Commission (EC), which states that confidence in Spain registered an identical increase, if even the whole 93.5.

   Meanwhile, the economic sentiment indicator set of the European Union (EU) stood at 95 points in July, after a strong rebound of 2.4 points compared to the previous month.

   The EC explained in the euro zone data July increase was driven by improved confidence in the industry, the services sector and retail trade, both among consumers and operators. By contrast, confidence in the construction sector weakened this month.

   Among the larger Member States, confidence rebounded in four of the five largest economies in the monetary union. Specifically, rose in Italy (+2.9 points), Spain (+1.2 points), France (+1.2 points) and Germany (+0.7 points) and fell in Netherlands (-2.0 points).

   On the other hand, the EC notes that the business climate indicator for the euro zone in July rose 0.14 points, to -0.53 integers, its fastest rate since April 2012 also.

   The Commission explains that this improvement was due mainly to a much more positive assessment of past production, while production expectations and order books also improved. For its part, the assessment of stocks of finished products and export orders remained largely unchanged
www.europapres.es



Europe will emerge from recession in the second half of 2013, according to JP Morgan
ECONOMY EFE Madrid 12 JUL 2013 - 12:22 CET

Europe will emerge from recession in the second half of 2013 and return to growth in 2014, according to the latest forecast of the manager JP Morgan Asset Management.

At a press conference, the director of Strategy, Manuel Arroyo, praised the "good macro data" and is convinced that the fall in inflation, which he described as "quite aggressive", European consumers will have greater purchasing power with the consequent contribution to growth.

Arroyo has said that the situation in Europe "is improving and is stabilizing."

Europe also praised progress in the banking union system and the approach to austerity programs, since all countries with deficit reduction target has been granted an extension from one to two years.

Arroyo has also commented that the developed markets are doing better, especially Japan will be the economy that "more will grow in the coming quarters," which already has resulted in a positive market response.

The Director of Strategy has also referred to the emerging economies, in his opinion, "contribute and have contributed more than the developed world growth" with a share of consumption and investment than the United States.

He acknowledged that "many people are questioning that emerging economies remain the engine of global growth" and the reasons they delve into that "there is excessive credit growth" and its banks have no ability to cope.

According to the Director of Strategy, "this would be the worst time to become negative with emerging economies," although he is aware he has said that the data are not as expected.

However, Arroyo has said that if these economies have held up well during the recession has been severe in developed countries, "medium to long term will also recover and play an important role."

Strategy director has made clear that the situation is improving in the developed economies and although they are "pockets of concern" in emerging economies, is convinced that the trend will be fine.

When asked if the upcoming German elections cause sources of uncertainty in the markets, Arroyo has commented that, in his opinion, "is expected continuity in the German government after the elections" and only some changes are anticipated alliance, but "always a continuous line ".

Therefore, he said that although the German elections generate doubts and bring volatility to markets, "today does not expect any significant changes in the German economy is not seen as a particular risk."

Arroyo has said the main risk now be a mistake in monetary policy as this will cause a great impact at the macro level.









Recovery is slow again. Once again, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrives with bad news for the Spanish economy, which cool the official optimism that the government intends to display in recent weeks in the heat of an improvement seasonal unemployment data. The updated forecast for this exercise body maintains a contraction of 1.6%, as said in April, when he already gave a blow to the Spanish economy. But in addition, the Fund now passes the scissors to the projection of next year. Instead of growing by 0.7% predicts the economy will stagnate in 2014. The new forecast is 0.0%.

That is, the desired growth expected by the Spanish Government and the IMF predicted a few months ago was delayed until 2015 in terms anuales.Eso not mean that there is some period of quarterly growth, but the forecast is that not Fund be enough to achieve an annual growth in 2014. A year of stagnation in annual rate supports minimum quarterly growth of the economy. That is, in the best recovery will be slow and laborious.

Fund forecast is one of the few negative handle public and private agencies. According to data compiled by Func, the average of the economists forecasting growth of 0.7% for next year. The IMF, again, suspicious of government forecasts (0.5%), but also separated from the calculations of other government agencies such as the Bank of Spain (0.6%), the European Commission (0.9% ) or the OECD.

The IMF is more pessimistic than the vast majority of analysts
According to an updated forecast of the Fund, only Italy will perform worse than Spain this year, which to some extent is expected. But next year is Spain which is sagging recovery supplement will experience the euro area as a whole. In fact, according to forecasts, the Spanish economy is the only one that will not grow in 2014, among the 14 for which new data has given the Fund. The downgrade also is considerable. In fact, these seven tenths is a close match between the advanced economies analyzed in the report of the IMF. Only Brazil forecasts have worsened more: eight tenths.

As suggested by agency technicians based in Washington, as if the Spanish economy was caught in a pernicious spiral. On the one hand, effects persist toughest recession and prolonged expected and desired. On the other, there is the effect of the adjustment measures. It is a problem that extends to other troubled countries. The IMF accepts and that fiscal adjustment should be gradual and looking to the medium term. It also calls for further progress in reforming the banking sector.

Thomas Helbling, one of the technicians who participated in the preparation of the review, speaks of an "improvement" in the competitiveness of the Spanish economy from April, as also seen in the euro area as a whole. Also mentioned as positive change improvement in exports. But cutting down to 2014 it attributed to the effect of additional fiscal measures taken to reduce the deficit, which were not taken into account three months ago and is now incorporated into the projections. In his opinion, the numbers should be interpreted as signs of a stabilization is taking economic conditions in the euro zone.

A little less than a month, the IMF published the findings of its review of the Spanish economy, but then did not publish forecasts. Then I was referred to a softer fiscal adjustment required by the European Commission not to put additional obstacles to recovery. But Washington insists that Madrid should do more in labor reforms to combat high unemployment. In its conclusions, the Fund called for a new twist that cheapen the dismissal and allow lower wages.

Imbalances facing Spain in the fiscal and external in any case, are being corrected quickly. That's not enough to stop by itself to the recession. The IMF technical support with its latest projections that the outlook for the Spanish economy continues to be difficult.


elpais.com