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the specialty

    THE  Nutrilogy  is the medical specialty that studies, researches and evaluates  benefits  and  harm  caused by the ingestion of nutrients, applying this knowledge to the assessment of our organic needs, aiming at maintaining health and reducing the risk of diseases, as well as treating the manifestations of  deficiency  or  excess. Also called Functional Nutrology or Medical Nutrology, which are synonymous in its conceptualization.

    Monitoring the patient's nutritional status and understanding the pathophysiology  of diseases directly related to nutrients allow the nutrologist to act on the  diagnosis, prevention and treatment  of these diseases, contributing to the promotion of healthy longevity, with better quality of life

The scope of action of the nutrologists involves:

● Diagnosing and treating nutritional diseases (which include the highly prevalent nutroneurometabolic diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus), resorting to the request and evaluation of diagnostic tests, when necessary;

● identify possible dietary “errors”, lifestyle habits or organic states that are contributing to the patient's nutritional status, since the interrelationships between nutrients-nutrients, nutrients-drugs and organic regulatory mechanisms are complex;

Clarify the patient:


● that nutritional diseases range from simpler conditions, such as iron deficiency anemia and vitamin A deficiency, to more complex conditions, such as: obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, various types of cancer, anorexia nervosa, osteoporosis, among many others;

● what are the beneficial and harmful substances present in food, so that he himself knows how to make his food choices to live longer and better;

● that the intake of the nutrient does not ensure its use by the body;

●that nutritional information is essential to reduce the risk of diseases and promote health and well-being;

● that their eating behavior, such as food distribution throughout the day and intervals between meals – as well as their food choices, influence endogenous regulatory mechanisms;

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