Nutrition for Life

Diet, Nutrition and Metabolism

Our daily diet is a major determinant for our future health including the prevention and development of conditions such as cardiovascular disease1, diabetes2, osteoporosis3 and cancer4. Our nutritional needs and status may vary depending on age, lifestyle, environment and health.

Patients often suffer from a compromised nutritional status due to reduced dietary intake and/or altered metabolic needs caused by their disease and consequently they can develop malnutrition. At Danone Nutricia Research our science aims to help patients of all ages to address nutritional insufficiencies that arise when they are unable to meet their requirements via normal foods.

1. Bazzano, L.A., et al., Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of cardiovascular disease in US adults: the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Am J Clin Nutr, 2002. 76(1): p. 93-9.
2. American Heart Association Nutrition, C., et al., Diet and lifestyle recommendations revision 2006: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee. Circulation, 2006. 114(1): p. 82-96.
3. Nieves, J.W., Osteoporosis: the role of micronutrients. Am J Clin Nutr, 2005. 81(5): p. 1232S-1239S.
4. Kushi, L.H., et al., American Cancer Society Guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention: reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity. CA Cancer J Clin, 2012. 62(1): p. 30-67