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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COVID-19 lockdowns negatively impact lifestyle behaviors in children with obesity

COVID-19 lockdowns negatively impact lifestyle behaviors in children with obesity

Survey shows 80% of U.S. adults will be more mindful of practicing self-care post-pandemic

Survey shows 80% of U.S. adults will be more mindful of practicing self-care post-pandemic

Cone snail venom produces new type of insulin

Cone snail venom produces new type of insulin

Study reveals how a fat cell's immune response worsens obesity

Study reveals how a fat cell's immune response worsens obesity

Could the next pandemic be 100 times worse than COVID-19?

Could the next pandemic be 100 times worse than COVID-19?

Data provides a baseline understanding of the eating habits of older adults before COVID-19

Data provides a baseline understanding of the eating habits of older adults before COVID-19

COVID-19 negatively impacts people with eating disorders

COVID-19 negatively impacts people with eating disorders

Cognitive aptitudes of young women may be more affected with high alcohol use than men

Cognitive aptitudes of young women may be more affected with high alcohol use than men

University of Freiburg receives 30 million euros for excellent research

University of Freiburg receives 30 million euros for excellent research

Northern Health Science Alliance appoints new life science leaders

Northern Health Science Alliance appoints new life science leaders

Older men exhibit less COVID-19 worries than others

Older men exhibit less COVID-19 worries than others

Lifestyle habits reduce concentration of LDL cholesterol in children

Lifestyle habits reduce concentration of LDL cholesterol in children

Common assumptions about mercury exposure should be reexamined, show studies

Common assumptions about mercury exposure should be reexamined, show studies

Researchers identify risk factors for fatty liver disease

Researchers identify risk factors for fatty liver disease

NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE releases featured materials

NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE releases featured materials

Physical activity prevents the accumulation of damaged proteins and keeps muscles healthy

Physical activity prevents the accumulation of damaged proteins and keeps muscles healthy

Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during menopause transition

Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during menopause transition

Scientists discover two anti-inflammatory drugs that inhibit COVID-19 infection

Scientists discover two anti-inflammatory drugs that inhibit COVID-19 infection

Pediatricians urge efforts to offset COVID-19 impacts on children from low-income households

Pediatricians urge efforts to offset COVID-19 impacts on children from low-income households

Warwick researchers discover how cells activate autophagy genes during fasting

Warwick researchers discover how cells activate autophagy genes during fasting