Nutrition and Disease Management
Diet and nutrition are two vital factors in the promotion and maintenance of good health throughout the life. Their role as determinants of chronic diseases is well established and they therefore occupy a prominent position in prevention activities.
There is a rapid increase in chronic disease worldwide. At least 50% of the total chronic disease deaths are directed to cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes. These proportions are indicating worrying trends, not because that they already effect a larger sector of the populace, but also because they have started to appear prior in life.
Chronic diseases are largely preventable diseases. Although more of basic research is required in some prospects of the mechanisms that link diet to health. Disease management is an alternative to traditional patient care that encourages a team of health care providers to work together to help patients with specific diseases achieve the best possible health outcomes.