Learning outcomes of the course unit
Ability to appreciate the effect of nutrients/foods/diets on human physiology and metabolism in health. Ability to evaluate the role of foods/diets in meeting nutrient needs. Ability to appreciate the effect of food supplements on nutritional quality of dietary regimens aimed to improve performance and to sustain physical activity
Course contents summary
PART I: PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM. Elements of Human physiology: 1) structure and functions of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas; 2) digestion and absorption of macronutrients; absorption of micronutrients; PART II: FOODS AND NUTRIENTS. Nutritional quality of foods and physical activity: 3) RDAs and guidelines for healthy eating 4) protein quality; 5) the Glycemic Index; 6) metabolic role of food supplements.
1) F. FIDANZA: Nutrizione Umana - IDELSEN (Napoli)
3) M. SHILS, J. OLSON, M. SHIKE: Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, VIII ed, LEA & FEBIGER (Philadelphia)
4) A. MARIANI COSTANTINI: Fondamenti di Nutrizione Umana – Il Pensiero Scientifico (Roma)5) K. Frayn: Metabolic Regulation. Portland Press, (London)