APPLIED HUMAN NUTRITION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
to interpret the impact of nutrients/foods/diets on metabolism in health and disease. Ability to interpret the role of functional foods on human health.
Course contents summary
METABOLIC REGULATION: 1) metabolism during the postabsorptive phase; 2) metabolism during the postprandial phase; 3) integration of carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism among tissues and organs. NON NUTRITIVE FOOD COMPONENTS: 4) water; 5) alcohol; 6) antioxidants and oxidative stress; 7) probiotics and prebiotics. FURTHER ASPECTS RELATED TO HUMAN HEALTH: 8) nutrition in the elderly; 9) nutrition in childhood; 10) nutrition in pregnancy and lactation; 11) nutrition and sport; 12) nutrition and obesity; 13) nutrition and diabetes; 14) other dietary habits (low carbo diets, vegetarian diets) 16) allergies and food intolerances 17) Regulations on food labelling and nutrition and health claims.
1) F. FIDANZA, G. LIGUORI: Nutrizione Umana - IDELSEN (Napoli) 2) A. MARIANI COSTANTINI, C. CANNELLA, G. TOMASSI: Alimentazione e Nutrizione Umana - il Pensiero Scientifico (Roma).
3) M. SHILS, J. OLSON, M. SHIKE: Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, VIII ed, LEA & FEBIGER (Philadelphia) 4) K. Frayn: Metabolic Regulation. Portland Press, (London) 5) T. Brody: Nutritional biochemistry – (Academic Press).
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