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Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability and more

Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability and palatability of foods. For humans, a healthy diet includes preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat or leaching and that reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.

In humans, an unhealthy diet can cause deficiency-related diseases such as blindness, anaemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillbrith and cretinism, or nutrient excess health-threatening conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome and such common systematic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Undernutrition can lead to wasting in acute cases and the stunting of marasmus in chronic cases of malnutrition.

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