Nutrition and cardiovascular health

This dietary advice, inspired by the Mediterranean diet, play an important and demonstrated role in protecting the cardiovascular system. It encourages a varied and colorful diet that's rich in taste and protective elements, and is simple to follow.

This diet emphasizes the intake of fruits, vegetables, aromatic herbs, the use of quality oils, and focuses on whole grain cereal, all of which guarantee a substantial intake of nutritious and protective substances such as antioxidants, mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated omega-3 fats, fibre, and complex sugars.

Sports medicine

Sports medicine is the field of medicine specialized in different medical aspects related to practicing sports.

Contrary to certain assumptions, sports medicine is not only for those who do sports at the highest level. 

The areas dealt with by sports medicine include, among others, sports physiology and biology: energy metabolism, the adaptation of the body to stress, training and over-training, fatigue and recovery, biometrics, doping, nutrition, etc.


Endocrinology, Diabetology, Hypertension and Nutrition


Mission of the Endocrinology, Diabetology, Hypertension and Nutrition Division

  • Provide diagnostic and therapeutic care for patients with endocrine disorders, metabolic diseases, hypertension or nutritional disorders, taking into account the services provided by other HUG divisions, particularly the Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological Endocrinology Unit, and the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology Unit
  • Care for patients admitted to General Internal Medicine beds with endocrine disorders, metabolic diseases, hypertension or nutritional disorders
  • Manage patients admitted to the Radiation Oncology Division for radioactive iodine treatment
  • Patients can be admitted or treated as outpatients. In the latter case, they are given a referral consultation by their regular physician


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