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Daidzein - An isoflavone and phytoestrogen, it is found in a number of plants including some types of clover and kudzu root.

Daily Values (DV) - The percentage per serving of nutritional items shown on food labels based on a daily intake of around 2000 kcal.

Dehydration - A loss of body water.

Dementia - Loss of some abilities in the brain responsible for memory and decision making actions.

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) - The nucleic acid in chromosomes that carry the genetic information in the cell.

Depression - A mood disorder that can be characterized by lethargy or restlessness and often accompanied by negative thoughts.

Dexfenfluramine - A weight loss drug that works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain leading to a decrease in appetite .

Diabetes - A disease caused by the lack of insulin production or the inability of the body to produce or use the insulin correctly.

Diabetes mellitus - A chronic disease in which the body cannot metabolize glucose correctly. There are two main types of diabetes mellitus. They are type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 Diabetes - This is a life-long condition in which the pancreas stops making insulin. This results in the body being unable to use glucose for energy production. Usually insulin injections and diet plans are required for this.

Type 2 Diabetes - This is the most common form of diabetes mellitus where not enough insulin is produced or the body cannot use the insulin correctly. Generally more than 90 percent of people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes and most of them are overweight.

Diastolic pressure - The blood pressure measured after contraction of the heart.

Diet - A specific selection of foods eaten for weight loss.

Diet Therapy - The treatment or prevention of a disease attributed through a diet.

Dietary assessment - The evaluation of a person's eating habits.

Dietary fat - The fat present in the food you eat.

Dietary fibre - The indigestible part of plants that absorb water in the large intestine thereby helping to create soft, bulky stools.

Dietary Reference Intakes - A set of guidelines for nutrient intake.

Digestion - The breakdown of food in the body prior to its absorption.

Disaccharides - These are two monosaccharide sugars linked together. An example of this is the disaccharide sucrose that is composed of the monosaccharide sugars fructose and glucose.

Disordered eating - Abnormal eating patterns that can threaten one's health. Problems resulting from this can be both physical and psychological.br />
Diuretic - Substances that stimulate the production of more urine to be excreted.

Diverticulosis - A disorder of the intestine where little pockets called diverticula form in the sides of the intestines.

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - An omega-3 fatty acid that reduces inflammation, found in certain fish like salmon.

Dopamine - A chemical that functions as a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centres.

Dumping Syndrome - Also known as rapid gastric emptying, where foods bypass the stomach and move too quickly through the small intestine. Nausea, sweating and faintness are common symptoms.

Dysmorphia - A disorder where a person believes that their body is either fatter or thinner than it really is.

Dyspnea - Shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

 

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