Program(s): Summer Online
*Taught Online* The University of Chicago has long been a leader in research on human nutrition and metabolism. This course will introduce students to the scientific concepts that inform these efforts, and how to battle the disinformation so often circulating around diet and wellness. Students will examine essential nutrients and their biochemical function in terms of energy, tissue structure, and regulation. Then, they will explore the nature of nutritional dysregulation, and how it leads to metabolic or physiologic abnormalities such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Finally, students will apply their knowledge by evaluating some of the popular diets suggested for dealing with these abnormalities to determine how well they would restore normal physiology.
Remote or Residential
Honors or AP Chemistry is recommended, but not required.
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