HUMAN DIET AND NUTRITION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Ability to interpretate 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 evaluate nutritional quality of foods.
Course contents summary
i) Physiology and Metabolism. Elements of Human physiology. ii) structure and functions of the gastrointestinal tract, of liver and pancreas; iii) digestion and absorption of macronutrients; iv) quality of macronutrients; v) vitamins and minerals; vi) water in human nutrition.
Jim Mann & Stewart Truswell: Essentials of Human Nutrition - Oxford University Press; Aldo Mariani Costantini, Carlo Cannella, Gianni Tomassi, Alimentazione e nutrizione umana. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore.
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