Chronic disease

Optimising diets for lowering chronic disease risk

The Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) are determined on the basis of needs for sustenance and avoiding deficiency disease. Many studies have looked beyond these basic needs to look at the role of nutrients in preventing chronic diseases.

Introduction

Micronutrients and dietary fibre

Micronutrients and dietary fibre can play a role in lowering your risk of chronic disease.
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Macronutrients

Macronutrients can play a role in lowering your risk of chronic disease.
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Summary

The analysis of various studies regarding nutrients and chronic disease leads to the following recommendations.
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