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  • adequate intake (Nutrition)
    adequate intake-An estimate of the amount of a nutrient needed by healthy people. The Adequate Intake is used when there is not enough information to set a recommended dietary allowance (RDA).
  • anorexia (Nutrition)
    an eating disorder in which a person has an intense fear of gaining weight and severely limits calories to the point of near starvation.
  • atrophy (Nutrition)
    wasting away of an organ or tissue due to undernourishment, disease, or aging.
  • cholesterol (Nutrition)
    a waxy, fat-like substance produced by the liver and found in all food from animal sources: an essential component of body cells and a precursor of bile acids and some hormones.
  • Consultant Dietitian (Nutrition)
    Consultant dietitians work under contract with health care facilities, or in private practice. They perform nutrition screenings for their clients and offer advice on diet-related concerns such as weight loss and cholesterol reduction. Some work for wellness programs, sports teams, supermarkets, and restaurants. They may consult with food service managers, providing expertise in sanitation, safety procedures, menu development, budgeting, and planning.
  • Diabulimia (Nutrition)
    a weigh-loss method usually practiced by teenaged girls and young women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. It refers to skipping doses of insulin to avoid gaining weight.
  • enzyme (Nutrition)
    a substance that speeds up another chemical reaction. For example, digestive enzymes help speed up the digestion of food.
  • fat (Nutrition)
    one of three major nutrients, along with carbohydrates and proteins.
  • fiber (Nutrition)
    a substance found in plant foods that the body can't digest.
  • flavonoids (Nutrition)
    chemicals found in fruits, vegtables, wine, and tea that may protect cells from damage and have health benefits.
  • micronutrients (Nutrition)
    vitamins and minerals needed to maintain normal body functions and prevent certain illnesses.
  • nutrients (Nutrition)
    substances in foods that the body needs to survive.
  • Nutrition and Diet Therapy (Nutrition)
    Nutrition and diet therapies educate people about the connection between food and health. Nutritionists and dietitians promote good eating habits to help prevent disease and to treat preexisting conditions. They work with a patient's unique biological makeup to plan a diet regimen that will facilitate his or her return to optimal health.

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