Provide an overview of the current outlook for the nutritional prevention and therapeutic support for the improvement of human health through the study of foods that have beneficial effects on human health.
Expected learning outcomes
Lesson period: Second semester
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GOALS Provide an overview of the current outlook for the nutritional prevention and therapeutic support for the improvement of human health through the study of foods that have beneficial effects on human health.
PROGRAM 1) Introduction to diet therapy. Background. The evolution from the use of medicinal plants to nutraceuticals. Functional and innovative foods 2) Diseases and nutrition Diet therapy in kidney diseases (chronic renal failure) 3) Diseases and nutrition Diet therapy in kidney diseases (dialysis, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation) 4) Diseases and nutrition Diet therapy in cancer: a) prevention through diet b) nutritional treatment 5) Diseases and nutrition Diet therapy in diseases of the skeleton 6) Diseases and nutrition Diet therapy in aging and degenerative diseases 7) Woman and nutrition Diet therapy of childbearing age, (pregnancy), menopause. Nutritional integration and phytotherapy. Anti-aging, anti-oxidants. Polyphenols in cystitis. 8) Man and nutrition Diet therapy in: Metabolic syndrome, kidney stones. 9) Child and nutrition Diet therapy in growth 10) Nutritional supports in sport Aerobic and anaerobic activities; integration with antioxidants, creatine, arginine, essential fatty acids.
REFERENCE MATERIAL The material will be provided during the course in the form of slides and handouts. For further information, the following texts are recommended: Manuale di nutrizione clinica e scienze dietetiche applicate. P. Binetti, M. Marcelli, R. Baisi. Società Editrice Universo Prevenzione e terapia dietetica. E. Del Toma. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore
PREREQUISITES AND EXAMINATION PROCEDURES No prerequisite is foreseen. Written exam: will be asked to carry out a theme among those treated in class.
TEACHING METHODS Lectures, exercise on nutritional software and participation in a seminar on a topic covered in class for further study
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION Italian
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES Knowledge of the Italian language is recommended