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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Ancestral prepubertal cigarette smoking linked to higher body fat in females

Ancestral prepubertal cigarette smoking linked to higher body fat in females

Researchers determine the number of intervention sessions needed to prevent cognitive decline

Researchers determine the number of intervention sessions needed to prevent cognitive decline

New study to help understand the effect of cancer medicine

New study to help understand the effect of cancer medicine

UC San Diego receives $14.55 million to launch new Microbiome and Metagenomics Center

UC San Diego receives $14.55 million to launch new Microbiome and Metagenomics Center

NIH-funded study will use machine learning to predict individual responses to diet

NIH-funded study will use machine learning to predict individual responses to diet

Oral supplement appears to promote muscle endurance and mitochondrial health in humans

Oral supplement appears to promote muscle endurance and mitochondrial health in humans

Study shows efficacy, safety of oral immunotherapy in one- to three-year-olds with peanut allergy

Study shows efficacy, safety of oral immunotherapy in one- to three-year-olds with peanut allergy

CUNY SPH and West Point receive NIH funding to establish new center for precision nutrition and health

CUNY SPH and West Point receive NIH funding to establish new center for precision nutrition and health

Mediterranean diet linked to lower mortality in adults over 65

Mediterranean diet linked to lower mortality in adults over 65

CDC releases new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence in America

CDC releases new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence in America

Intense, regular walking may help prevent Type 2 diabetes among 70 and 80 year olds

Intense, regular walking may help prevent Type 2 diabetes among 70 and 80 year olds

Northwestern medical student explores trends in pre-pregnancy cardiovascular health

Northwestern medical student explores trends in pre-pregnancy cardiovascular health

NIH Common Fund supports Nutrition for Precision Health study

NIH Common Fund supports Nutrition for Precision Health study

The association between green tea consumption and SARS-CoV-2 infection among Japanese

The association between green tea consumption and SARS-CoV-2 infection among Japanese

Estrogen-activated neurocircuit in females provide anti-obesity benefits

Estrogen-activated neurocircuit in females provide anti-obesity benefits

Newly developed gene therapy can treat a severe form of epilepsy and prolong survival

Newly developed gene therapy can treat a severe form of epilepsy and prolong survival

Study finds no proof of recently infected mothers transmitting SARS-CoV-2 through breastmilk

Study finds no proof of recently infected mothers transmitting SARS-CoV-2 through breastmilk

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Scientific review highlights the impact of coffee on digestive organs

Scientific review highlights the impact of coffee on digestive organs

UW and Stanford researchers complete study on the link between food environment and dietary health

UW and Stanford researchers complete study on the link between food environment and dietary health