ISLAMABAD,(Pakistan Point News - APP - 1st Augst,2016) : Calling for a radical rethinking of human nutrition science, scienists have developed a new framework called "nutritional geometry" which is the culmination of more than 20 years of research in the field. According to the authors, the new model will assist health professionals, dietitians and researchers to better understand and manage the complexities of obesity. The new model shows that protein has been the strongest driver influencing diet, regulating the intake of fat and carbohydrate, Medical Xpress reported.
"Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems," said professor David Raubenheimer and professor Stephen Simpson from University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre. "Our framework shows that the prevailing focus on single nutrients is not able to help us understand complex chronic diseases and that an approach based on nutrient balance can help solve the problem," Simpson added.
"We've provided a framework for not only thinking about but also experimentally testing issues around dietary balance. Much like the invention of the telescope or microscope, this framework offers a new tool with which to look at complex dietary problems and bring them into focus," Simpson noted. "The new approach provides a unique method to unify observations from many fields and better understand how nutrients, foods and diets interact to affect health and disease in humans," added professor Raubenheimer.