Diet and disease

Alternative Names

Calcium and osteoporosis; Osteoporosis and calcium; Fiber and cancer; Cancer and fiber; Nitrates and cancer; Cancer and nitrates

Definition of Diet and disease

There are nutritional and dietary elements that have proven relationships to certain diseases or conditions. For additional information on FDA-approved health claims, refer to nutrition labeling.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/3/2009

Osteoporosis
Cholesterol producers
Phytochemicals
Selenium - antioxidant
Diet and disease prevention

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