These pages provide some background information on nutrition and disease, mostly from an epideiological perspective. The intention is to provide background information of use to you in developing strategies to assist patients with nutritional problems - chiefly obesity.

Introduction: Nutrition and Human Disease
(General background information)

(Basic information on the prevalence of obesity in North America)

Trans Fats
(Links to cardiovascular disease)


(Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
Food Security Malnutrition Vitamin content of foods Sugar in foods
Fast Foods: McDonald's
(How bad is it?)
Fast Foods: Tim Horton's
(No, please, please - surely there's nothing wrong with Timmy's??)
Nutritional Humour
(Well, OK I thought is was a bit funny. Once.)