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Required Nutrition and Health: Macronutrients and Overnutrition

By Wageningen University & Research via EdX (48 Hours)

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    COURSE DESCRIPTION
    There is an overload of information about nutrition and health, but what is the truth and what can you do to improve the health of your patients? Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health. This course addresses the relationship between nutrition and human health, with a focus on health problems related to overnutrition.

    In this course, Professor Sander Kersten from Wageningen University & Research will explain about the composition of the three macronutrients: carbohydrates, fat and protein. You will learn about their role in the body (how they are absorbed, stored and metabolized for energy) and their impact on our health. Moreover, this course will cover energy homeostasis and the regulation of body weight. You will learn about overweight and obesity and strategies to improve and combat these problems of overnutrition. Finally, the course will make you familiar with nutritional research and research methodologies.

    Length: 8 Weeks
    Effort: 6-8 hours per week
    Price: FREE (Add a verified certificate for £36)
    Provider: Wageningen University & Research via EdX
    Subject: Nutrician
    Level: Introductory
    Languages: English
    Instructors: Sander Kersten

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