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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Scientists receive $2.9 million NIH grant to better understand the genetics of IBD in Hispanics

Scientists receive $2.9 million NIH grant to better understand the genetics of IBD in Hispanics

Researchers report on a genome-wide reconstruction of human microbes to develop personalized therapies

Researchers report on a genome-wide reconstruction of human microbes to develop personalized therapies

Researchers develop a new multi-omics microsampling method for complete health profiling

Researchers develop a new multi-omics microsampling method for complete health profiling

Study of older adults in China finds link between a healthy lifestyle and slower memory decline

Study of older adults in China finds link between a healthy lifestyle and slower memory decline

Sobering statistics from the AHA's 2023 heart disease and stroke update

Sobering statistics from the AHA's 2023 heart disease and stroke update

Adding one handful of walnuts to the diet can provide good nutrition

Adding one handful of walnuts to the diet can provide good nutrition

Altered amino acid metabolism could contribute to diabetes-associated peripheral neuropathy

Altered amino acid metabolism could contribute to diabetes-associated peripheral neuropathy

Study investigates the link between lifestyle factors and risk of HPV infection

Study investigates the link between lifestyle factors and risk of HPV infection

Few simple adjustments to your daily diet can help reduce heart disease risk

Few simple adjustments to your daily diet can help reduce heart disease risk

Ospemifene and systemic hormone therapy improve vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms, study suggests

Ospemifene and systemic hormone therapy improve vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms, study suggests

Single drop of blood can be used to measure thousands of molecules

Single drop of blood can be used to measure thousands of molecules

Scientists demonstrate how microbiome and feeding patterns impact circadian rhythms in the gut

Scientists demonstrate how microbiome and feeding patterns impact circadian rhythms in the gut

Novel amyloid protein discovered from canine mammary tumors

Novel amyloid protein discovered from canine mammary tumors

Midriff bulge linked to heightened risk of physical frailty in older age

Midriff bulge linked to heightened risk of physical frailty in older age

Transient gut infection influences hosts’ adaptation to nutrient restriction

Transient gut infection influences hosts’ adaptation to nutrient restriction

Consuming soy flour rich in protein B-conglycinin could reduce LDL cholesterol levels

Consuming soy flour rich in protein B-conglycinin could reduce LDL cholesterol levels

Hypertension drug can extend lifespan and slow aging

Hypertension drug can extend lifespan and slow aging

Study reviews mechanistic data on new methods of allergy prevention and treatment

Study reviews mechanistic data on new methods of allergy prevention and treatment

Mindfulness-type meditation intervention benefits adolescents with traumatic experiences

Mindfulness-type meditation intervention benefits adolescents with traumatic experiences

Some parents may not be making the most of well child visits, new poll suggests

Some parents may not be making the most of well child visits, new poll suggests