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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Mouse model closely replicates human NAFLD

Mouse model closely replicates human NAFLD

Chemical modification of RNA appears to play a critical role in inherited kidney disorder

Chemical modification of RNA appears to play a critical role in inherited kidney disorder

COVID-somnia: Americans report increase in sleep problems during the pandemic

COVID-somnia: Americans report increase in sleep problems during the pandemic

Screen time entertainment adversely affects the eating habits of children, adolescents

Screen time entertainment adversely affects the eating habits of children, adolescents

Basketball mathematics can improve children's learning and cognitive performance

Basketball mathematics can improve children's learning and cognitive performance

People who experience big dips in blood sugar levels consume more calories

People who experience big dips in blood sugar levels consume more calories

Adequate levels of antioxidants may reduce HPV infection linked to cervical cancer development

Adequate levels of antioxidants may reduce HPV infection linked to cervical cancer development

Americans are consuming poor nutritional quality food everywhere, except at school

Americans are consuming poor nutritional quality food everywhere, except at school

Exercise could be used to improve the oral environment in people with NAFLD

Exercise could be used to improve the oral environment in people with NAFLD

Breast cancer survivors with excess body weight at increased risk of developing second cancer

Breast cancer survivors with excess body weight at increased risk of developing second cancer

Analysis highlights the need for a more nuanced approach to COVID-19 vaccine prioritization

Analysis highlights the need for a more nuanced approach to COVID-19 vaccine prioritization

SA’s 2018 'sugar tax' has led to reduction in purchases of sugar sweetened beverages, study shows

SA’s 2018 'sugar tax' has led to reduction in purchases of sugar sweetened beverages, study shows

WHO calls for urgent action to improve health for all people

WHO calls for urgent action to improve health for all people

Researchers uncover new metabolic capabilities of gut bacteria

Researchers uncover new metabolic capabilities of gut bacteria

Study: Low fat diets reduce men’s testosterone levels

Study: Low fat diets reduce men’s testosterone levels

New digital platform to aid young Aussies living with incurable movement disorder

New digital platform to aid young Aussies living with incurable movement disorder

Study shows key relationships between stimulus environment and human brain physiology

Study shows key relationships between stimulus environment and human brain physiology

FAIR Health adds new tools to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare system

FAIR Health adds new tools to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare system

Pig brain atlas gives a more precise view of human brain

Pig brain atlas gives a more precise view of human brain

FDA announces new action plan for reducing dietary exposures to toxic elements for children

FDA announces new action plan for reducing dietary exposures to toxic elements for children