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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UMD awarded grant to develop an integrated hypertension management program for older adults

UMD awarded grant to develop an integrated hypertension management program for older adults

A more complex, holistic approach needed to define carbohydrate quality

A more complex, holistic approach needed to define carbohydrate quality

'Good cholesterol' protects the liver from inflammation and injury, study shows

'Good cholesterol' protects the liver from inflammation and injury, study shows

Study: Omega-3 levels in blood erythrocytes are good mortality risk predictors

Study: Omega-3 levels in blood erythrocytes are good mortality risk predictors

Research focuses on ways to enhance gluten-free products

Research focuses on ways to enhance gluten-free products

Traditional Japanese dish may hold an answer to COVID-19

Traditional Japanese dish may hold an answer to COVID-19

Longer school lunch breaks can spur kids to eat more fruit and vegetables

Longer school lunch breaks can spur kids to eat more fruit and vegetables

UMD receives funding to enhance quality of pork production through improved muscle growth in pigs

UMD receives funding to enhance quality of pork production through improved muscle growth in pigs

Protein consumption at breakfast can increase muscle size and function, finds study

Protein consumption at breakfast can increase muscle size and function, finds study

Same-day screening and health education program seeks to reduce disparities of preventable cancers

Same-day screening and health education program seeks to reduce disparities of preventable cancers

Researchers investigate the prevalence of food insecurity and insufficiency among emerging adults

Researchers investigate the prevalence of food insecurity and insufficiency among emerging adults

Children of obese mothers at increased risk of fatty liver disease

Children of obese mothers at increased risk of fatty liver disease

Occasional breastfeeding shown to improve cardiac and vascular health in babies, with long-lasting benefits

Occasional breastfeeding shown to improve cardiac and vascular health in babies, with long-lasting benefits

Survival for babies born with congenital anomalies depends on place of birth

Survival for babies born with congenital anomalies depends on place of birth

Psychiatric patients have higher odds of hospitalization and death following COVID-19

Psychiatric patients have higher odds of hospitalization and death following COVID-19

Children in Indian districts with high climate vulnerability more likely to suffer from malnutrition

Children in Indian districts with high climate vulnerability more likely to suffer from malnutrition

A comprehensive approach to encourage citizens to follow Mediterranean diet

A comprehensive approach to encourage citizens to follow Mediterranean diet

UN report highlights dramatic worsening of world hunger in the pandemic year

UN report highlights dramatic worsening of world hunger in the pandemic year

New live cell models lay the groundwork for studies into mitochondrial diseases

New live cell models lay the groundwork for studies into mitochondrial diseases

Food insufficiency associated with lack of mental health support during COVID-19 pandemic

Food insufficiency associated with lack of mental health support during COVID-19 pandemic