Physiology of nutrition
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Describe the bases of physiology of nutrition.
Course contents summary
Digestive tract physiology: functional anatomy and regulation.
Cephalic, oral, gastric and intestinal phases. Liver function.
Central regulation of feeding.
Quantitative and qualitative needs.
Hormonal regulation of energy balance.
Lifestyle and nutrition.
Changes during lifetime.
Feeding-related pathologies: anorexia, metabolic syndrome.
Berne- Levy, Fisiologia, CEA
Monticelli Fisiologia, CEA
Assessment methods and criteria