Diet and disease images

What we choose to eat has a direct impact on our health and bodies. In these images, we take a close-up look at different nutrients and foodstuffs, as well as some of the diseases that can occur if your diet is lacking in certain vitamins

Image research and captions by Benjamin Thompson and Rob Reddick, all adapted from Wellcome Collection unless otherwise stated.

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Food and Diet’ in June 2011 and reviewed and updated in August 2016.

Cell biology, Health, infection and disease
Food and Diet
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development