Nutrition

Nutrition

The study of nutrition encompasses all aspects of the consumption and utilization of food and its constituents.

For much of the world, food concerns include obesity, food safety and availability, vitamin and mineral intake, health and disease, metabolism, and having quality diets. The study of nutrition encompasses all aspects of the consumption and utilization of food and its constituents.

UC Davis Nutrition Proposal has ‘Transformative Potential’ for Haiti

June 22, 2017

Economists and nutritionists advise fortifying nation’s wheat supply

She aspires to provide nutritious food to every malnourished child; he wants to do so as efficiently as possible. Together, they and their UC Davis team and in-country collaborators have won global recognition for their proposals to help boost Haiti out of poverty.

HDL has a story to tell

April 11, 2017

To most of us, HDLs, or high-density lipoproteins, are simply tiny, cholesterol-rich particles that act as the biochemical “good guys” in the battle against clogged arteries and coronary heart disease.

But a team led by University of California, Davis, researchers found that not all HDLs are alike. The amounts and specific structure of complex sugars called glycans in these particles can powerfully influence the body’s inflammatory and immune responses.

Young kids benefit from lipid supplements

March 13, 2017

Supplements improve kid’s health, here and abroad

Moms and dads caught in the frenzy of raising little ones probably don’t realize it, but the first 1,000 days of their children’s lives truly are “golden” — precious, that is, in their implications for future growth and development.