Impact of Dietary Quality and Nutrition on General Health Status

  • Teresa A. Marshall
  • Connie C. Mobley
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


  • Dietary excesses and inadequate physical activity increase risk of obesity and chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers

  • Protein energy malnutrition, nutritional anemia, nonalcoholic liver disease, and osteoporosis are associated with nutrient deficiencies that increase risk of oral diseases and conditions

  • Government, health agencies, and health foundations define dietary guidelines and patterns supported by evidence-based research and presented in formats to increase health promotion and disease prevention

  • Oral health care professionals and nutrition professionals can participate in healthcare teams to provide nutrition education and counseling to promote optimum oral health


Dietary quality Nutritional status Health status Chronic disease Dietary excess Obesity Cardiovascular disease Dyslipidemia Hypertension Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Protein energy malnutrition Insulin resistance Dietary guidelines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Preventive Medicine and Community DentistryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Dental MedicineUniversity of Nevada Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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