Definition of dietary in English:



  • 1Relating to diets or dieting.

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


  • A regulated or restricted diet.


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