New health research database for evidence-based nutritional medicine information

By Nikki Hancocks

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Global information service company Wolters Kluwer Health has partnered with International Food Information Service (IFIS Publishing) to launch Ovid NutriHealth, and interdisciplinary health research database to support food-as-medicine research with enhanced nutrition-focused content.

Part of the larger medical research platform Ovid​, Ovid NutriHealth will allow users to explore the unique relationship between diet, health and the prevention and treatment of various ailments that can impact a person’s overall wellbeing.

"The convergence of medicine and nutrition continues to be an important, growing trend in patient care and medical research," said Rafael Sidi​, senior vice president and general manager of health research at Wolters Kluwer Health. "The availability of verified, evidence-based nutritional medicine information for broader dissemination is crucial in addressing food-related health disparities."

Expertly sourced, thoroughly checked for relevance and screened for predatory content, this new resource aims to provide the latest information in the dietary sciences with a curated database of more than 500,000 records from publishers across 89 countries and 41 languages.

Exploring the research fields of medical nutrition, nutrition therapy, pharmacology and medical sciences, and public health and policy, the database will support the push toward food-as-medicine.

The platform will include nearly 17,000 indices for easy transition of research topics to find similar categories, keywords and areas of study. Topics covered include the prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes, metabolic disorders and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) alongside research on allergies, immunology, the microbiome, mental health, cognition and more.

IFIS Publishing

Established in 1968, IFIS Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher and educational charity. Ovid NutriHealth aims to build on the organization’s mission to fundamentally understand and serve the information needs of the food science community.

"The healthcare industry’s understanding of the impact of diet on health and treatment outcomes is rapidly advancing," said Katy Askew, managing director of IFIS Publishing. "Through Ovid NutriHealth, we hope to address a weak link in medical education’s knowledge ecosystem, making critical knowledge accessible and discoverable through this dedicated information resource."

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