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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Functional ability of older people has improved in the last three decades

Functional ability of older people has improved in the last three decades

Optimized Medium for Expansion of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Optimized Medium for Expansion of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Study indicates an ancient explanation on link between humans and long-lived primate

Study indicates an ancient explanation on link between humans and long-lived primate

Researchers assess similarity of couples in pathophysiological mechanisms of type 2 diabetes

Researchers assess similarity of couples in pathophysiological mechanisms of type 2 diabetes

UB researchers aim to connect the dots on food access

UB researchers aim to connect the dots on food access

Access to low or no-cost meals disrupted due to school closures during COVID-19

Access to low or no-cost meals disrupted due to school closures during COVID-19

NIA awards $4.6 million to establish USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center

NIA awards $4.6 million to establish USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center

Novel tool uses fat to diagnose musculoskeletal disease and predict falls, fractures

Novel tool uses fat to diagnose musculoskeletal disease and predict falls, fractures

Researchers identify biomarkers that predict patient’s response to metformin treatment

Researchers identify biomarkers that predict patient’s response to metformin treatment

High fructose corn syrup increases risk factors for heart disease, diabetes

High fructose corn syrup increases risk factors for heart disease, diabetes

Omega-3 intake is associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease events

Omega-3 intake is associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease events

Study shows how fiber shapes the structure of plant cell walls

Study shows how fiber shapes the structure of plant cell walls

CNIC researchers uncover a mechanism explaining how macrophages regulate obesity

CNIC researchers uncover a mechanism explaining how macrophages regulate obesity

Breadfruit flour found to be a healthy alternative to other starches for modern foods

Breadfruit flour found to be a healthy alternative to other starches for modern foods

Time-restricted feeding does not influence the muscle’s core clock, study finds

Time-restricted feeding does not influence the muscle’s core clock, study finds

A ferry protein in the pancreas safeguards beta-cells from high-fat diet induced stress

A ferry protein in the pancreas safeguards beta-cells from high-fat diet induced stress

Pollution exposure associated with stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation

Pollution exposure associated with stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation

Free online course launched to provide better understanding of the human microbiome

Free online course launched to provide better understanding of the human microbiome

Better heart health linked to lower risk of developing hypertension in middle-aged adults

Better heart health linked to lower risk of developing hypertension in middle-aged adults

Blood pressure control has worsened in the U.S.

Blood pressure control has worsened in the U.S.