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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Moderate vitamin E, C, and β-carotene intake reduces type 2 diabetes risk

Moderate vitamin E, C, and β-carotene intake reduces type 2 diabetes risk

More than Mediterranean: Exploring and acknowledging the benefits of diverse cultural and nutritional heritages

More than Mediterranean: Exploring and acknowledging the benefits of diverse cultural and nutritional heritages

Breast milk's secret weapon against RSV revealed in new study

Breast milk's secret weapon against RSV revealed in new study

Two decades of data confirm Mediterranean diet cuts hypertension risk

Two decades of data confirm Mediterranean diet cuts hypertension risk

Does maternal weight influence breastfeeding success?

Does maternal weight influence breastfeeding success?

Study shows exercise can reverse age-related lipid accumulation

Study shows exercise can reverse age-related lipid accumulation

Seafood is a potentially underestimated source of PFAS exposure, study shows

Seafood is a potentially underestimated source of PFAS exposure, study shows

Addressing public health challenges through behavioral interventions

Addressing public health challenges through behavioral interventions

Study aims to explore the underlying causes of excessive alcohol production in overweight people

Study aims to explore the underlying causes of excessive alcohol production in overweight people

Exercise boosts beneficial hormone transfer in breastfeeding mothers

Exercise boosts beneficial hormone transfer in breastfeeding mothers

Understanding the mechanisms behind embryonic diapause in hungry mouse mums

Understanding the mechanisms behind embryonic diapause in hungry mouse mums

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': Arizona turns back the clock on abortion access

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': Arizona turns back the clock on abortion access

Are we eating what's really good for us? New insights into macronutrients and chronic disease

Are we eating what's really good for us? New insights into macronutrients and chronic disease

Linking lifestyle to longevity: How diet and hypertension sway risks for heart disease and cancer

Linking lifestyle to longevity: How diet and hypertension sway risks for heart disease and cancer

Study reveals key gut microbiome differences in prediabetic patients

Study reveals key gut microbiome differences in prediabetic patients

Eating Mediterranean-style during pregnancy linked to healthier moms and babies

Eating Mediterranean-style during pregnancy linked to healthier moms and babies

Snack size matters: Pretzel study reveals eating patterns

Snack size matters: Pretzel study reveals eating patterns

New sleep-enhancing nutraceutical blend falls short in clinical trial

New sleep-enhancing nutraceutical blend falls short in clinical trial

Researchers identify the most harmful modifiable risk factors for dementia

Researchers identify the most harmful modifiable risk factors for dementia

Eating your way to less stress: Mediterranean diet linked to lower stress in Korean baby boomers

Eating your way to less stress: Mediterranean diet linked to lower stress in Korean baby boomers

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