Definition of dietary in English:



  • 1Relating to diets or dieting.

    ‘dietary advice for healthy skin and hair’
    • ‘They include acupuncture, dietary therapy, herbal therapy, meditation and energy exercises.’
    • ‘A fasting lipid profile should be obtained four to six weeks after the start of dietary therapy.’
    • ‘My diet must be contributing but no physician has offered any dietary advice.’
    • ‘Do they have to change their diet, is there a dietary intervention as well to get that sort of weight loss, or do they just continue as before?’
    • ‘When implementing dietary change, dietitians must take advantage of the motivation for change that follows a cardiac event.’
    • ‘However, increased awareness has not consistently lead to healthier dietary practices.’
    • ‘Smoking is the major risk factor for chronic respiratory symptoms, but dietary factors may also play a role.’
    • ‘Diet sheets and supporting written resources facilitated the dietary prescription to patients.’
    • ‘Treatment should include a dietary regimen, physical activity, and behavior therapy.’
    • ‘I took the hint, and had the immense gratification of seeing many similar patients miraculously restored to health by ascorbic acid and dietary advice.’
    • ‘We assessed diet with the dietary instrument for nutrition education score, and we assessed smoking and exercise with the health practices index.’
    • ‘It is interesting that it starts with a question ‘Is it too late to give dietary advice to older persons?’’
    • ‘Efforts to lower cholesterol through dietary manipulations have had only modest effects.’
    • ‘Medical history information and dietary assessments were performed during the study.’
    • ‘Some patients may benefit from dietary counseling by a dietitian.’
    • ‘Claims of the health benefits of foods, food components and a wide array of herbal and other dietary aids abound in the media.’
    • ‘She admitted to the consumption of some grapes, and the dietary advice was repeated.’
    • ‘I hope this article will offer insight into the risks, benefits, and indications for use of this dietary therapy.’
    • ‘Healthy dietary habits acquired in infancy could be associated with achievement of higher education.’
    • ‘The possible associations between specific nutrients or dietary patterns in pregnancy and later disease need to be established.’
    1. 1.1Provided by one's diet.
      ‘the average dietary calcium intake was 140 milligrams per day’
      • ‘The two study groups were comparable in dietary calcium intake and compliance with study medications.’
      • ‘You'll learn about dietary fats and cholesterol and how they may have contributed to your heart condition.’
      • ‘She had a good dietary iron intake and the remainder of her medical history was non-contributory.’
      • ‘Other factors complicate the relationship between dietary fat and blood cholesterol concentration.’
      • ‘In particular, saturated fatty acids and dietary cholesterol should be avoided.’
      • ‘Contrary to commonly held belief, dairy products were not associated with relapse nor dietary fibre with its avoidance.’
      • ‘The ADA, however, has not acknowledged the effects of dietary fiber on glycemic control.’
      • ‘The links between dietary salt and cardiovascular disease have puzzled environmental physicians for a long time.’
      • ‘Your total cholesterol is the result of dietary cholesterol and the cholesterol the liver produces itself.’
      • ‘We used a modified food frequency questionnaire at four years to estimate dietary calcium intake.’
      • ‘Bowel frequency is influenced by several factors including intake of dietary fibre, emotional make up, and psychological morbidity.’
      • ‘Current thinking about the impact of dietary cholesterol is still divided.’
      • ‘Inadequate dietary calcium increases the risk of low bone-mineral density and stress fractures.’
      • ‘Adults and children may learn to adjust their diets so that the amount of dietary lactose is not greater than they can tolerate.’
      • ‘Evidence from epidemiological studies seems to show consistently that intake of dietary fat and meat is positively related to risk of colorectal cancer.’
      • ‘There were higher maternal lead concentrations among women in the lowest quartile of dietary calcium intake.’
      • ‘The compounds seemed to hit an unknown target in the small intestine that helped transport dietary cholesterol.’
      • ‘In children, the major causes of anemia are dietary iron deficiency and infection.’
      • ‘This is the only way the surgeon can determine whether dietary protein intake is adequate.’
      • ‘As interest in folate intensifies, the ability to estimate dietary folate intake is becoming increasingly important.’


  • A regulated or restricted diet.


Late Middle English (as a noun): from medieval Latin dietarium, from Latin diaeta (see diet).