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Online Course

Nutrition, Heart Disease and Diabetes

Wageningen University via edX

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  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate $99 Certificate Available
  • Effort 6-8 hours a week
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Overview

Learn about the role of nutrition in relation to diseases of the circulatory system and diabetes, which are major causes of death worldwide. You'll learn about the etiology of heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, stroke, other forms of cardiovascular diseases and how often these occur worldwide. You will learn about biological modifiable risk factors, such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol and obesity, and how they impact these diseases in a different way.After completing this course you will also have gained adeeper insight in underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, such as insulin resistance, and the role of (epi)genetic factors.

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 willlearn how cardiometabolic diseasescan 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 theNutrition 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.

Taught by

Marianne Geleijnse and Leanne Küpers

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Anonymous
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The Pros:

This course does not take the typical mainstream approach to nutrition and effects. It is quite updated and quotes a few great researchers.

The epigenetic part of the fourth module and gut microbiome are also great since they are up to date.

Th cons:

Even though some old dogmas are challenged a bit, there is still a lot of resistance to knew findings for EBM. Ketogenic diets are mentioned (a little) and their effect on weight loss, it seems there is still hesitation when going against old obsolete dogmas such as low salt intake an…
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Anonymous
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This course taught me a lot about cardiometabolic diseases and the mechanism of these onset. Being a type 2 diabetic, I have been particularly interested in this disease and how to mitigate its negative effects; Epigenetics taught me, among other things, that I was born premature during the second world war in times of undernutrition and that I had a good chance of falling under the Barker hypothesis.
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Ayub A
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Excellent, but I think this course is too compliated, and has highly technical stuff, for ordinary folk. Yet it is not deep enough for professionals. The course is designed in a very smart way so ordinary folk can concentrate more on what they need for everyday life, and less on the deep stuff.

In all, it was very informative and truly enjoyable. Thank you very much.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I loved it! Very nice structured, very good teachers and very interesting information. At the start, you know exactly what will be expected. And the short videos are very informative and because of the length of the videos, you can watch them very concentrated. The texts between videos are also very nice to give some extra information.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
A very complete course, with relevant information and recommendations. Well organized and excellent materials. Instructors with great experience in the field and the ability to transmit their knowledge. Widely recommended.
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Haroon I
Haroon completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is designed very professionally and all the course material and mentors are superb . I think I should recommend this course to all those people who have some interest in nutrition and disease association .
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was another aspect of the big Nutrition set of MOOCs for me. I took several more courses from Wageningen before and never got disappointed. This course was informative and rather simple to understand.
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Anonymous
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Taking part in this course has been a great experience and in fact I’m all time wiser in the field of food , and cardiometabolic diseases after attending this course , than before . Thank you so much
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Raphael K
Raphael completed this course, spending 40 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is the best forum for online training which offers best information and well advanced researched studies which the needs of today in market

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Ala A
Ala completed this course.
great work

it was so informative

I already decided to be part of this work to reduce cardiometabolic diseases as a medical doctor.
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