This course introduces basic concepts of micro- and macronutrient nutrition. Micronutrients studied include fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Macronutrients include proteins, fat and carbohydrates. Special attention is given to nutrient digestion, bioavailability, metabolism and excretion with some focus on energy metabolism.
To introduce the students to the both macro- and micronutrients in relation to food and metabolism.
This is a self-study course. The course is devided into two parts: micronutrients are given by and macronutrients a. The micronutrients include fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The part on macronutrients introduces basic nutritional aspects of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and energy metabolism.
A reading list will be provided to the students detailing chapters and lecture slides to be studied
Present Knowledge in Nutrition; Edited by: J.W. Erdman Jr., I.A. Macdonald and S.H. Zeisel; 10th edition; International Life Sciences Institute; ISBN 978-0-470-95917-6
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