Track: Diet for Obesity, Underweight and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Food Science 2024


Obesity may be a growing concern because being overweight is widely considered a serious risk factor for metabolic syndrome, disorder, and premature death. Although the mechanisms for this weight gain haven't been entirely elucidated, dietary factors could also be important within the development of obesity. Diet consists of combinations of foods, and these individual components may have interactive or synergistic effects that make studying dietary factors in isolation difficult. Dietary patterns that represent a mixture of foods could also be more strongly related to disease risk than a private food and nutrient. Previous studies have reported that dietary patterns that are high in fruits, vegetables, and fibre could be related to a reduced risk of obesity.