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Nutrition Science: Lifestyle Medicine

University of Aberdeen via FutureLearn

Overview

Unpack the factors that promote health and wellbeing in adults

Poor diet and lifestyle choices can lead to an increased risk of some diseases, affecting our lifelong health.

On this four-week course, you’ll explore the many factors at play that can help promote health and wellbeing in adults.

Delving into the role of diet, physical activity, stress, and environment on preventative medication, you’ll understand how nutrition and movement can positively or negatively influence health.

Explore the relationship between diet and non-communicable diseases

You’ll unpack the critical relationship between diet and non-communicable (chronic) diseases.

This exploration of evidence-based learning will help you understand exactly how nutrition can lead to an increased risk of some diseases.

It will also give you the opportunity to learn how to evaluate a range of information including system reviews and observation studies in the research environment.

Understand the role of social and environmental factors in influencing lifestyle

As you delve further into the relationship between food and health, you’ll explore the role of social and environmental factors in influencing lifestyles, such as shift work, intermittent fasting, and sleep.

With this knowledge, you’ll understand the many contributors to health and wellbeing.

Learning from the experts and research academics at the world-leading Rowett Institute, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the relationships between diet, movement, and lifelong health.

This course is designed for anyone interested in health, including allied health professionals and those working in health care or the food system.

It will also be of interest to those looking to enhance their CPD.

Taught by

Alex Johnstone (Lead Educator)

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