May 19, 2016 | |

How does nutrition affect my health?

Nutrients and other food components influence the function of your body, protect against disease, restore health, and determine your response to changes in the environment. Under certain circumstances and in some individuals, diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases. Dietary intervention based on knowledge of nutritional requirements, nutritional status, and genotype (i.e., “personalized nutrition”) can be used to prevent, mitigate or cure chronic disease.