The digestive system is a series of organs joined together that begin at the mouth and end with the anus.
The body is composed of water, protein, fat, and minerals. Methods that determine body composition essentially estimate body fat and lean body mass.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an assessment of body weight relative to one’s height.
Maintaining or introducing a well balanced diet with a variety of foods helps reduce some of the risks associated with aging such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis.
Nutrition and Pregnancy
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by the reduction of bone density. An individual can have osteoporosis without knowing it because there are often no symptoms.
Obesity affects people of all nationalities, as the incidence of obesity nearly doubled form 1991 to 1998, worldwide. In the United States, forty percent of the adult population is obese.
There are three types of flu viruses: A, B, and C. Each year, the flu is linked to an average of 36,000 deaths and 114,000 hospitalizations in the U.S..
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all cells. Dietary cholesterol is not required because the body sufficiently produces its daily requirement.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce insulin or uses insulin insufficiently.