FOOD SC 7029WT - Nutrition Metabolism

Waite Campus - Semester 2 - 2023

Nutrition metabolism will focus on early life nutrition, healthy ageing and nutritional genomics. We know that a healthy start to life is very important and that adverse nutritional exposures early in life can impact future chronic disease risk. In this course we will investigate how this may occur and how nutrition and lifestyle changes may reverse these adverse effects. In addition, we know that worldwide we are living longer and this comes with an additional set of nutritional challenges. We will explore the role of nutrition in the ageing process and how our eating habits, preferences and requirements change as we age. Finally, a growing area of research is nutritional genomics which looks at how nutrients impact genes and also the reverse; how gene variations that exist between individuals may impact the way we process certain nutrients. This is extremely important especially if we want to adopt a personalised nutrition/diet approach.

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