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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Lessons from the Spanish flu: Strict and early isolation really effective in minimizing disease spread

Lessons from the Spanish flu: Strict and early isolation really effective in minimizing disease spread

Study shows how copper boosts pig growth

Study shows how copper boosts pig growth

Review: A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma

Review: A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma

Rheumatism: New clues about the prevalence of certain genetic profile in Europeans

Rheumatism: New clues about the prevalence of certain genetic profile in Europeans

European Neanderthals mostly used aquatic resources 100,000 years ago

European Neanderthals mostly used aquatic resources 100,000 years ago

Under financial strain, community health centers ramp up coronavirus response

Under financial strain, community health centers ramp up coronavirus response

AGS applauds reauthorization of Older Americans Act

AGS applauds reauthorization of Older Americans Act

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Snake venom did not evolve as a defense mechanism, research shows

Snake venom did not evolve as a defense mechanism, research shows

Highly purified fish oil therapy could prevent thousands of cardiovascular events

Highly purified fish oil therapy could prevent thousands of cardiovascular events

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

Diet, nutrition have profound impact on microbial composition in the gut

Diet, nutrition have profound impact on microbial composition in the gut

Mapping the cannabis genome to improve agriculture and human health

Mapping the cannabis genome to improve agriculture and human health

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Evonik named Champion CMO across all six eligible categories

Evonik named Champion CMO across all six eligible categories

Having a bath regularly reduces risk of cardiovascular disease

Having a bath regularly reduces risk of cardiovascular disease

Detailed map of human tongue microbiome

Detailed map of human tongue microbiome