PHAR-606 Human Nutrition & Obesity
Summer for 2014
6/11/12 - 6/29/12 M-F 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00
This course examines a broad range of topics on human nutrition and endocrine regulation of human body weight, including macronutrients, micronutrients, and the effects of diet on health. The emphasis is on evidence-based nutritional information, utilizing the medical and epidemiological literature to analyze the impact of food, diets and nutritional supplements on human health and body weight. The class will also address food preparation and cooking to facilitate the adoption of nutritional principles into your diet. Special topics include breastfeeding, exercise nutrition and sports supplements, the nutrition of beverages, genetically modified foods, prebiotics & probiotics, , the science of dieting, the evolutionary origins of the human diet, and the endocrinology of adipose tissue and obesity.
Grading is based on the performance of several assignments, a midterm exam and a final exam.
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