Diet, obesity and nutrition

The coding for studies on obesity, diet and nutrition will depend on the nature of the research.

Use Metabolic and Endocrine for investigation of metabolic disorders or dietary metabolism. Mental Health is appropriate for studies of eating disorders and Oral and Gastrointestinal should be used to code for studies of absorption from the gut.

Use the following standardised breakdown of health categories and percentages for general studies on nutrition, obesity or poor diet where there is no other indication of disease area:

Health Category Percentage
Cancer 20
Cardiovascular 20
Metabolic and Endocrine 20
Oral and Gastrointestinal 20
Stroke 20