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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Cell surface marker CD47 may allow early diagnosis of severe COVID-19

Cell surface marker CD47 may allow early diagnosis of severe COVID-19

Accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause linked to heart disease risk

Accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause linked to heart disease risk

New transcriptome‐based aging clock reads the biological age of an organism

New transcriptome‐based aging clock reads the biological age of an organism

Combination of therapies may benefit patients with mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders

Combination of therapies may benefit patients with mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders

Study: Semaglutide drug promotes weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes

Study: Semaglutide drug promotes weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes

Some types of fat are more resistant to weight loss, shows study

Some types of fat are more resistant to weight loss, shows study

Regular screening and early intervention needed to prevent pediatric diabetes

Regular screening and early intervention needed to prevent pediatric diabetes

Researchers discover new ingredient that has protective effects against Parkinson’s disease

Researchers discover new ingredient that has protective effects against Parkinson’s disease

New article describes various aspects of tumor biology

New article describes various aspects of tumor biology

Study: Eating the right '5-a-day' mix of fruits and vegetables is likely optimal amount for longer life

Study: Eating the right '5-a-day' mix of fruits and vegetables is likely optimal amount for longer life

Could a diet high in carbohydrates increase your risk of heart disease?

Could a diet high in carbohydrates increase your risk of heart disease?

Researchers review data related to high number of cancer deaths in China

Researchers review data related to high number of cancer deaths in China

Study demonstrates the novel agonistic effect of curcumin on lipid transcription

Study demonstrates the novel agonistic effect of curcumin on lipid transcription

Advanced practice registered nurses improve quality of care for nursing home residents

Advanced practice registered nurses improve quality of care for nursing home residents

Immunologists map unknown biological machinery to produce memory T cells

Immunologists map unknown biological machinery to produce memory T cells

Study: Stay-at-home ordinance had positive effects on health and well-being of residents

Study: Stay-at-home ordinance had positive effects on health and well-being of residents

Scientists receive grant to investigate tumor development within a natural environment

Scientists receive grant to investigate tumor development within a natural environment

Study shows direct connection between the gut microbiome and Alzheimer's-like behavior

Study shows direct connection between the gut microbiome and Alzheimer's-like behavior

Maternal diet may enhance immune systems of premature infants, study shows

Maternal diet may enhance immune systems of premature infants, study shows

Study: Majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations attributable to four pre-existing conditions

Study: Majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations attributable to four pre-existing conditions