About this course
Dieticians and doctors often get questions from their patients on what they can do to improve their health. In this course, part of the Professional Certificate Program Nutrition and Disease, you will learn about the interaction between nutrients, diets and cardiometabolic disease (heart disease and diabetes).
You'll learn about the current progress in nutrition and cardiometabolic disease research. You will learn how cardiometabolic diseases can be prevented on the population level through lifestyle and dietary modifications.
This course is especially valuable for professionals (in training) from various disciplines related to nutrition and health, e.g. nutritionists, epidemiologists, public health workers, physicians, health care professionals, health policy makers, nutrition educators, biologists, and food scientists.
This course, is part of the Nutrition and Disease Professional Certificate Program of Wageningen University & Research. Did you already complete Nutrition and Cancer? That is the other course in this Professional Certificate Program.
What you'll learn
- Understand the role of dietary factors in the occurrence, progression and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases
- Understand the biological processes that contribute to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other cardiometabolic disorders
- Guidelines for primary prevention
- The role of epigenetics and genetic factors
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