Objectives of METASIN

  • Investigate active ingredients which act on the risk factors of the metabolic syndrome
  • Developing foods and food supplements to treat and prevent the metabolic syndrome
  • Develop a variety of prototypes of new bioactive and food ingredients with multifunctionality

Risk factors of the metabolic syndrome

  • Abdominal obesity
  • Insulin resistance
  • High levels of low density lipoproteins and triglycerides    in the blood
  • Low levels of high density lipoproteins in the blood
  • High blood pressure

Risks of the metabolic syndrome

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Type 2 diabetes

Companies that take part in the project

Biosearch Life is a biotechnology company focused on providing innovative solutions worldwide. We are present in major markets: pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and functional foods, offering a wide range of high quality products and services around the concept of healthy living.
Mahou San Miguel is the leader in Spain and most international brewer. It produces 75% of the Spanish beer drunk in the world. It powers development through internationalization, innovation and continuous improvement and is firmly committed to society.
GO FRUSELVA, S.L.U. is a Global Food Co-Manufacturer company specializing in the pouch format. The activity is based on the development, production and management of products such as fruit purees, vegetables, dairy products, functional products, smoothies, juices, nectars and fruit drinks made both in glass and pouch format. The company is specialized in the development of baby-food products with high added value.
ACESUR accumulated experience over more than one and a half century in the sector of the production, packaging and marketing of olive oil, since 1840, as well as a long tradition in the vegetable oils sector. An experience that has established itself as the leading national group in the sector of olive oil and sunflower in Spain, with exports to nearly a hundred countries around the world.
Feiraco is a cooperative of farmers founded in 1968 and committed to the development of Galicia. The company is a leader in the dairy sector in Galicia. Collect, process and market cow milk and timber products only from livestock farms partners, who ensure all necessary services so that they can carry out their activities.
AlgaEnergy is a company of technological base of microalgae biotechnology sector, with strong R&D programs endowed with millions of resources –own and public- managed by a group of businessmen and scientists of recognized solvency. AlgaEnergy's mission is to develop, produce and market new products derived from microalgae for nutrition, agricultural and cosmetics, among others.
The Sociedad Creaciones Aromáticas Industriales S.A., (CARINSA) is a company dedicated to the creation, manufacturing and marketing of all kinds of flavors, fragrances and preparation of additives for the food industry and is part of CARINSA Group. CARINSA was founded in 1993 and the head office is currently located in Sant Quirze del Valles, where the company has its two manufacturing centers as well.
VIDA (Vértice de Innovación y Desarrollo de Alimentos S.A.) is a Spanish company established in Crta. Burgos 1.6 km Aguilar de Campo (Palencia). She is represented by Maria Teresa Rodriguez Sainz-Rozas and is part of GULLON Group
A natural
alternative for disease
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Creation of new food products to prevent metabolic syndrome

The products are a natural alternative to treatment and/or prevention of diseases related to metabolic syndrome such as:

  • Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2)

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD)

  • Hyperuricemia

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Thanks to the research
of scientists and
technicians from the
project partners

These are the 8 companies involved
in the project to investigate
and improve the quality
of our lives. Hundreds of
people working together to
find a solution to a problem that is
becoming a great cause of mortality
in the world: the metabolic syndrome.

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