NUTRITION AND DRUGS: Edited by Aalt BastInteraction of diet and drugs in lung diseaseSemen, Khrystyna O.a; Yelisyeyeva, Olha P.b; Bast, Aalta,cAuthor Information aCampus Venlo, Maastricht University, Venlo, The Netherlands bDepartment of Histology, Cytology and Embryology, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine cDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands Correspondence to Dr Khrystyna O. Semen, Campus Venlo, Maastricht University, PO Box 8, 5900 AA Venlo, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 43 3883198; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine: July 2020 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 359-362 doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000688 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The current review aims to seek attention for the interaction between drugs and nutrition. Traditionally, drugs and nutrition are regarded as separate categories. Nutrition is to maintain health and drugs are for curing disease. Dieticians deal with food and the medical doctor prescribes drugs. During the last decade, both categories are getting closer. Recent findings Some drugs used in pulmonology lead to decrease in nutrients. Other drugs negatively affect taste. This is remarkable because the diseases for which these drugs are intended, benefit from nutrition. Gradually examples emerge that suggest that the action of drugs profit from certain dietary components. Summary A closer look into the interaction between diet and drugs will eventually benefit the patient. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.