Introduction  
  What is food?  
  What happens to the food we eat?  
Our nutrient needs  
  Energy balance  
  Nutritional status
  Laws & labels  
  Additives & colours  
  Toxicity in food  
  Processing food  
  Stability of food nutrients  
  Storage life of foods  
  Food- associated health problems  


- Special Nutritional situations -

MEDICATIONS THAT ALTER NUTRITIONAL NEEDS

Some medicines may alter appetiteFind out more about this term, digestion and absorptionFind out more about this term of nutrients, and their metabolism and excretion. If you make regular or sustained use of medications. you should check with your doctor whether they affect your nutritional needs.

Figure 20 illustrates how certain medications increase the need for particular nutrients.

See also:

Sugars and health

 

Food Facts
- Assessing your own nutritional status
- Water balance
- Special nutritional situations
Medications
- Sugars and health
- Diet and lifestyle
Figures:
16: Several ways to assess your nutritional status
17: Are you too fat?
18: Water input and output
19: Nutritional needs of particular health conditions
20: Some medications that may increase nutritional needs
21: Dietary intake and culture or lifestyle
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