More than 20 years of research in the field, scientists have built up a new structure called ‘nutritional geometry’. According to the reports, the fresh model will aid health professionals, dietitians and investigators to enhance appreciate and direct the complexities of obesity. The innovative model established that protein has been the strongest driver sway diet, regulating the intake of fat and carbohydrate. Professor David Raubenheimer and professor Stephen Simpson from University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre has also conveyed that, previous models for calculating health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capability to crack obesity and its related health problems.
‘Nutritional geometry’ considers how combination of nutrients and additional dietary components power health and disease, rather than center on any one nutrient in isolation. Simpson has also further conveyed that, our structure established that the existing focus on solitary nutrients is not able to help us know complex chronic diseases and that an approach based on nutrient balance can help solve the problem. The customary approach is no longer useful in the face of contemporary nutrition-related diseases which are driven by an excess of food, an evolved liking for foods holding particular blends of nutrients, and savvy marketing. Conservative thoughts which demonises fat, carbohydrate or sugar in isolation as causes of the obesity crisis – dubbed the single nutrient approach – has currently run its course. ‘We’ve provided a model for not only thinking about but also experimentally testing matters around dietary balance. Simpson has also further conveyed that, much like the creation of the telescope or microscope, this framework offers a new tool with which to look at complex dietary problems and transport them into focus.
The ‘nutritional geometry’ framework enables us to plot foods, meals, diets and dietary patterns jointly based on their nutrient work and this helps investigators to watch otherwise overlooked patterns in the links flanked by certain diets, health and disease. For the research, the duo plotted data for the composition of 116 diets, compiled from preceding published studies investigative macronutrient ratios (carbohydrate, fats and protein) and power intake in humans. Professor Raubenheimer has also further conveyed that, the fresh approach provides a exclusive technique to unify observations from many fields and better understand how nutrients, foods and diets interrelate to influence health and disease in humans.