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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Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Study shows how a specific gut bacterium influences infant immune system

Study shows how a specific gut bacterium influences infant immune system

Study shows link between breast milk, gut bacteria, and development of the immune system

Study shows link between breast milk, gut bacteria, and development of the immune system

Digital healthcare could help deliver tailored advice to women experiencing pregnancy difficulties

Digital healthcare could help deliver tailored advice to women experiencing pregnancy difficulties

High junk food consumption in childhood increases risk of unhealthy body fat by early adulthood

High junk food consumption in childhood increases risk of unhealthy body fat by early adulthood

New noninvasive biomarker can be used in the diagnosis of NAFLD

New noninvasive biomarker can be used in the diagnosis of NAFLD

Dietary patterns of truck drivers linked with driving behaviors and crash risk

Dietary patterns of truck drivers linked with driving behaviors and crash risk

New consensus statement on sport-related concussion aims to help doctors provide optimal medical care

New consensus statement on sport-related concussion aims to help doctors provide optimal medical care

Alternate-day fasting has no specific health or metabolic benefits over standard daily diet

Alternate-day fasting has no specific health or metabolic benefits over standard daily diet

Study finds molecular switch that controls the ability of organisms to adapt to low nutrient levels

Study finds molecular switch that controls the ability of organisms to adapt to low nutrient levels

Gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and post-stroke functional impairment

Gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and post-stroke functional impairment

Researchers reveal the role of hypothalamic astrocytes in obesity-related hypertension

Researchers reveal the role of hypothalamic astrocytes in obesity-related hypertension

Low-fiber, high-fat diets cause significant shifts in the gut microbiome

Low-fiber, high-fat diets cause significant shifts in the gut microbiome

Change in diet and circadian clock can impact healthy fat tissue, finds study

Change in diet and circadian clock can impact healthy fat tissue, finds study

Examining how the consumption of ultra-processed foods increases adiposity in children

Examining how the consumption of ultra-processed foods increases adiposity in children

High proportion of people with diabetes have chronic kidney disease, research reveals

High proportion of people with diabetes have chronic kidney disease, research reveals

Virginia Tech researcher receives $2.2 million to advance study on small 'fat burning' molecules

Virginia Tech researcher receives $2.2 million to advance study on small 'fat burning' molecules

Plant-based diet appears to offer protection against hypertension and preeclampsia

Plant-based diet appears to offer protection against hypertension and preeclampsia

Restoring heart health over time reduces risk of cardiovascular disease later in life

Restoring heart health over time reduces risk of cardiovascular disease later in life

British Liver Trust calls for action to address rising obesity rates that fuel liver disease crisis

British Liver Trust calls for action to address rising obesity rates that fuel liver disease crisis