Diet & Nutrition

Food and beverages provide the energy and nutrients you need to improve health, manage disease, and reduce the risk of disease. Complete nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids from protein and essential fatty acids from fat-containing food, also food energy in the form of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity.
What Happens to the Body When we Diet?

The body starts to respond to healthy dietary changes as soon as they are made. This can be advantageous, because a diet can then eventually reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, as well as improve a person’s overall sense of well-being.

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Consumption of dried fruit may be connected with better health

Consumption of dried fruit may be connected with better health

Sex steroids may play a protective role in COVID-19, shows study

Sex steroids may play a protective role in COVID-19, shows study

Penn State researcher to study how vitamin D regulates host immunity to viral infection

Penn State researcher to study how vitamin D regulates host immunity to viral infection

Study underscores the importance of maintaining services to prevent, treat cardiovascular disease

Study underscores the importance of maintaining services to prevent, treat cardiovascular disease

Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

California law banning toxic chemicals in cosmetics will transform industry

California law banning toxic chemicals in cosmetics will transform industry

'Green Med’ diet may reduce the risk of severe health implications

'Green Med’ diet may reduce the risk of severe health implications

New hydrogel can help with dry mouth relief

New hydrogel can help with dry mouth relief

Change in attitude towards wildlife consumption in China: Survey

Change in attitude towards wildlife consumption in China: Survey

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

Are bone fractures more common in non-meat eaters?

Are bone fractures more common in non-meat eaters?

Researchers examine nutritional benefits of meal kits

Researchers examine nutritional benefits of meal kits

Eating Ataulfo mangoes may reduce facial wrinkles in older women

Eating Ataulfo mangoes may reduce facial wrinkles in older women

New, non-invasive method for diagnosing and preventing colorectal cancer

New, non-invasive method for diagnosing and preventing colorectal cancer

Researchers find new link between incretin hormones and arteriosclerosis

Researchers find new link between incretin hormones and arteriosclerosis

Countries worldwide should promote good nutrition for school-aged children

Countries worldwide should promote good nutrition for school-aged children

New digital platform may improve consumers’ understanding of health claims made on food packaging

New digital platform may improve consumers’ understanding of health claims made on food packaging

Researchers assess consequences of decades of global nutrition transition

Researchers assess consequences of decades of global nutrition transition

Altered gut microbiota increases production of molecules that may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Altered gut microbiota increases production of molecules that may contribute to type 2 diabetes