The effects of nutrition and metabolism on human health are synergistic. While nutrition is the act of obtaining nutrients from the environment, metabolism is the process of converting nutrients into substrates in a coordinated manner. Various degrees of undernutrition or overnutrition can significantly change the homeostatic interplay between nutrition and metabolism. Nutrient Metabolism outlines the molecular foundation of mechanisms supporting nutrition, such as chemical sensing and hunger regulation, as well as the molecular fate of nutrients and other food components in humans. It concentrates on the presentation of nutritional biochemistry, and provides a clear and detailed understanding of the events that determine dietary compound use.
The term "metabolic syndrome" refers to a set of risk factors that increase your risk of heart disease and other health issues like diabetes and stroke. The biochemical processes involved in the body's regular functioning are referred to as "metabolic." Traits, situations, or behaviours that enhance the risk of acquiring a disease are known as risk factors. Because of the rise in adult obesity rates, metabolic syndrome is becoming more widespread. Metabolic syndrome may one day overtake smoking as the primary cause of heart disease.