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A chemical found in plants the may contribute to a reduced risk of cancer or cardiovascular desease in people who consume it regularly.
Phytochemical
The ratio derived by dividing a food's contribution to nutrient needs by its contribution to enrgy needs.
Nutrient Density
A comparison of the energy content of a food with the weight of the food.
Energy Density
The nutritional health of a person as determined by measurements, examinations and dietary analysis.
Nutritional State
Failing health that results from dietary practices that do no coincide with nutritional needs.
Malnutrition
A state in which nutritional intake greatly exceeds the body's needs.
Overnutrition
Failing health that results from dietary intake that does not meet nutritional needs.
Undernutrition
Disease or disorder that is present but no severe enough to produce symptoms that can be detected or diagnosed.
Subclinical
A change in health status noted by the person with the problem.
Symptom
Pertaining to the measurement of body weight and the lengths, circumferences, and thicknesses of parts of the body.
Anthropometric
Rapid fall in heart function caused by reduced blood flow through the heart's blood vessels.
Heart Attack
General goals for nutrient intakes and diet composition set by the USDA and the U.S. Departmetn of Health and Human Services.
Dietary Guidelines