Diet, dietary pattern and food groups

The EJCN has always attracted and encouraged nutrition research on a broad range of topics targeting human health and disease. The study of dietary intake and manipulation of its components, has been at the forefront of such endeavours to understand risk factors and mechanisms of disease. The outcomes of such research can signal the approach needed for specific disease prevention and management. This web focus brings together a collection of quality papers over the last 3 years that highlight how diet, dietary patterns and indeed, specific food groups, could influence a variety of health issues from obesity and cardiovascular disease, to mental health and some cancers. We hope you enjoy these papers and find them of use in your research.