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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Research identifies a potential therapeutic target for clogged arteries

Research identifies a potential therapeutic target for clogged arteries

Parental views of lay theories influence children's diet and their food preferences

Parental views of lay theories influence children's diet and their food preferences

Experts recommend routine health care visits for dietary assessment and counseling

Experts recommend routine health care visits for dietary assessment and counseling

Researchers investigate the survivability of E. coli bacteria based on fast or slow growth

Researchers investigate the survivability of E. coli bacteria based on fast or slow growth

Identifying new strategies to improve livelihoods through sustainable agricultural development

Identifying new strategies to improve livelihoods through sustainable agricultural development

Marshall University researcher awarded NIH grant to study uremic cardiomyopathy

Marshall University researcher awarded NIH grant to study uremic cardiomyopathy

Humans promote diseases from the animal kingdom

Humans promote diseases from the animal kingdom

Research unlocks key mechanism in the communication between brain cells during stroke

Research unlocks key mechanism in the communication between brain cells during stroke

A new device for modeling the human gut’s complex microbiome environment

A new device for modeling the human gut’s complex microbiome environment

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

New protocol reduces opioid use following surgery

New protocol reduces opioid use following surgery

Study highlights the potential for children to influence food consumption and habits at home

Study highlights the potential for children to influence food consumption and habits at home

Recovered COVID-19 patients report hair loss months after infection

Recovered COVID-19 patients report hair loss months after infection

Beneficial microbes reprogram the B cell repertoire that produce antibodies

Beneficial microbes reprogram the B cell repertoire that produce antibodies

Body weight seriously impacts brain activity and blood flow

Body weight seriously impacts brain activity and blood flow

Study shows link between selenium-deficient diet and paracetamol toxicity

Study shows link between selenium-deficient diet and paracetamol toxicity

New computational model can help determine drug viability

New computational model can help determine drug viability

Urban Food Policy Institute receives grant to study successful strategies of food benefit programs

Urban Food Policy Institute receives grant to study successful strategies of food benefit programs

New iron intervention study fights anemia with advanced computer simulation

New iron intervention study fights anemia with advanced computer simulation

Research reveals microplastic content levels in Australian seafood

Research reveals microplastic content levels in Australian seafood