Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition

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Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition

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Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

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Food plays a central role in our society but few people actually understand what it does to our bodies. Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health.This introductory nutrition course addresses the relationship between nutrition and human health with a focus on health problems related to overnutrition.

In this course, Professor Sander Kersten from Wageningen University will introduce you to the chemistry of the three macronutrients fat, carbohydrate and protein. You will learn how macronutrients are absorbed, stored, and metabolized for energy, and you will gain a contemporary view of how different types of fats, carbohydrates and proteins affect human health. Moreover, NUTR101x will cover energy homeostasis and the regulation of bodyweight, and provides ample coverage of the topic of obesity. Finally, the course will make you familiar with nutritional research and research meth...

Food plays a central role in our society but few people actually understand what it does to our bodies. Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health.This introductory nutrition course addresses the relationship between nutrition and human health with a focus on health problems related to overnutrition.

In this course, Professor Sander Kersten from Wageningen University will introduce you to the chemistry of the three macronutrients fat, carbohydrate and protein. You will learn how macronutrients are absorbed, stored, and metabolized for energy, and you will gain a contemporary view of how different types of fats, carbohydrates and proteins affect human health. Moreover, NUTR101x will cover energy homeostasis and the regulation of bodyweight, and provides ample coverage of the topic of obesity. Finally, the course will make you familiar with nutritional research and research methodologies.

No previous knowledge needed. By completing this course, you will have the necessary tools to better weigh and interpret the information overload about nutrition and health.

NUTR101x is part of the Nutrition - Food for Health XSeries of Wageningen University. To continue learning, check out Nutrition and Health Part 2, which focuses on malnutrition. 

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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 2 months ago
Course design by a very accomplished team .The contente is rich And stimulating Well thought put And professionally useful.
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Janet Golson

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 3 months ago
I was fascinated by the content of the course and I enjoyed all the different components of it. Not being scientific I found some aspects quite challenging but everything was clearly explained and my questions were always answered. I found Professor Sander inspiring and he guides you through the units in easy stages. I found it enjoyable doing each weekly stage as recommended and the quizzes ensure you understand a topic before you move on! The discussion forum allows you to share ideas with fellow students and you are exposed to viewpoints from around the globe. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to know more about how food impacts your health. I enjoyed this, my first Mooc so much that I have already enrolled for part 2!
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S Wicker

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2 years, 4 months ago
I really enjoyed this course. All material was presented very clearly and easily understood. The instructor knew what he was teaching, and it showed. The only problem ( well, two but they go together): you don't get graded on the section questions. The quizzes are SUPER hard....... I didn't do too well, and that was with typing basically everything the instructor said, or the the reading. You have to do good on the quizzes in order to get a good grade. Quizzes are the hardest part of the course. With the exception of the quizzes, and not getting grading on the smaller sections of questions, i was really impressed with the course. I highly recommend this course to everyone. Very helpful and very informative.
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Haywood Simmons

8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
I am very excited about this course. I have a high level of functional knowledge and a strong appreciation for the purest forms of science related to our bodies. I am excited to be guided,and stimulated by this course parts I, II & III.
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2 years, 5 months ago
I think it will be very interesting and i will lear a lot about nutrition and health I would like to do this nutrition course and be able to learn skills for myself and to teach others in my home and community.
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