APPLIED HUMAN NUTRITION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Ability to gather and interpret the effect of nutrients / foods / diets on metabolism in the human physiological states.
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; 8) functional compounds in food. NUTRITION IN DIFFERENT AGES: 9) nutrition in the elderly; 10) nutrition in childhood; 11) nutrition in pregnancy and lactation. REGULATIONS AND FOOD INFORMATION TO CONSUMERS: 12) food labeling; 13) dietetic foods; 14) novel foods; 15) regulations on 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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