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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Vitamin B12, folic acid supplements could potentially halt or reverse advanced form of fatty liver disease

Vitamin B12, folic acid supplements could potentially halt or reverse advanced form of fatty liver disease

Vascular dysfunction may be the cause of metabolic changes that can lead to diabetes, study suggests

Vascular dysfunction may be the cause of metabolic changes that can lead to diabetes, study suggests

Study explores the link between obesity-promoting eating behavior and high BMI

Study explores the link between obesity-promoting eating behavior and high BMI

Cognitive rehab may help older adults clear covid-related brain fog

Cognitive rehab may help older adults clear covid-related brain fog

Eating fish and seafood reduces risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Eating fish and seafood reduces risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Discovery could prevent insulin resistance and have significant benefits for people with type 2 diabetes

Discovery could prevent insulin resistance and have significant benefits for people with type 2 diabetes

‘Children are not little adults’ and need special protection during heat waves

‘Children are not little adults’ and need special protection during heat waves

The aging human brain

The aging human brain

Medical cannabis use may be common in women experiencing menopause-related symptoms

Medical cannabis use may be common in women experiencing menopause-related symptoms

Older age and smoking linked to increased risk of developing any cancer, study shows

Older age and smoking linked to increased risk of developing any cancer, study shows

What are the recommendations to prevent obesity in midlife women?

What are the recommendations to prevent obesity in midlife women?

Substantial increases in cardiovascular trends contribute to a rising burden on the US health care system

Substantial increases in cardiovascular trends contribute to a rising burden on the US health care system

Acupuncture therapy may be a useful tool to ward off type 2 diabetes

Acupuncture therapy may be a useful tool to ward off type 2 diabetes

Study highlights the urgent need to evaluate deficiencies in the energy balance model for the prevention and treatment of obesity

Study highlights the urgent need to evaluate deficiencies in the energy balance model for the prevention and treatment of obesity

Gut microbe response to digestion may help explain cardiovascular disease risk related with red meat intake

Gut microbe response to digestion may help explain cardiovascular disease risk related with red meat intake

CDC announces winners of the 2022 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award for Advancing Health Equity Challenge

CDC announces winners of the 2022 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award for Advancing Health Equity Challenge

TfL advertising policy restricting the advertisement of junk foods could save lives and NHS money

TfL advertising policy restricting the advertisement of junk foods could save lives and NHS money

Study quantifies link between red meat intake, gut microbiome, and cardiovascular disease in older adults

Study quantifies link between red meat intake, gut microbiome, and cardiovascular disease in older adults

Pilot program designed to help patients manage heart failure results in fewer readmissions

Pilot program designed to help patients manage heart failure results in fewer readmissions

Lower levels of dietary calcium and potassium predict recurrence of kidney stones

Lower levels of dietary calcium and potassium predict recurrence of kidney stones