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In nutrition, the sum of the food consumed by a body is its diet. Proper nutrition for a human requires vitamins, minerals, protein, and fuel in the form of carbohydrates and fats. Imbalances between the consumed fuels and expended energy results in either starvation or excessive reserves of adipose[?] tissue, or body fat.

Changing the dietary intake or going on a diet can change the energy balance and increase or decrease the body fat of a body.

See: Dieting, List of diets

In politics, a Diet is a formal deliberative assembly. The term is derived from Medieval Latin dietas = public meeting, but the older etymology is not entirely clear (see the external link below).

In this sense, it commonly refers to the Reichstag assemblies of the Holy Roman Empire; see Reichstag (institution), Diet of Nuremberg, and Diet of Worms.

In a democratic government[?], it refers to the legislative branch, for example Congress or Diet of Japan.

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