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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Study reveals key role of AKG/OXGR1 signaling pathway in maintaining male reproduction

Study reveals key role of AKG/OXGR1 signaling pathway in maintaining male reproduction

Consumption of highly refined fiber may increase liver cancer risk in some people

Consumption of highly refined fiber may increase liver cancer risk in some people

Selectively targeting iGPX4 may be a promising therapeutic strategy for metabolic-associated fatty liver disease

Selectively targeting iGPX4 may be a promising therapeutic strategy for metabolic-associated fatty liver disease

Less-healthy older adults affected the most by increasing cost of groceries

Less-healthy older adults affected the most by increasing cost of groceries

Are we consuming microplastics through take-out food?

Are we consuming microplastics through take-out food?

Blueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive decline

Blueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive decline

Access to affordable, safe, palatable tap water can reduce sugary drink intake among low income families

Access to affordable, safe, palatable tap water can reduce sugary drink intake among low income families

Quinoa-based diet stabilizes blood sugar in older adults

Quinoa-based diet stabilizes blood sugar in older adults

Over the past thirty years, our diet hasn't improved

Over the past thirty years, our diet hasn't improved

Gut microbiomes help bears to achieve comparable size while eating widely different diets

Gut microbiomes help bears to achieve comparable size while eating widely different diets

Microplastics detected in placentas, infant feces, breastmilk, and infant formula

Microplastics detected in placentas, infant feces, breastmilk, and infant formula

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in the urine of Danish infants

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in the urine of Danish infants

Cardiovascular disease risk factors are largely the same for women and men, study shows

Cardiovascular disease risk factors are largely the same for women and men, study shows

Better physical fitness reduces frailty risk in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Better physical fitness reduces frailty risk in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Metabolic differences between early birds and night owls could help predict diabetes, heart disease risk

Metabolic differences between early birds and night owls could help predict diabetes, heart disease risk

Large clinical trial compares four drugs commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes

Large clinical trial compares four drugs commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes

Formula may be right for infants, but experts warn that toddlers don’t need it

Formula may be right for infants, but experts warn that toddlers don’t need it

Healthy people with high cholesterol don't stand to benefit from statins, research says

Healthy people with high cholesterol don't stand to benefit from statins, research says

Cutting protein intake can help control obesity, diabetes and hypertension

Cutting protein intake can help control obesity, diabetes and hypertension

Women experiencing food insecurity may be at greater risk for highly processed food addiction

Women experiencing food insecurity may be at greater risk for highly processed food addiction