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Taipei Medical University

Nutrition and Disease Prevention

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


Understand how good nutrition can prevent disease

Diet-related diseases and obesity levels are rising. On this course you will explore the relationship between diet and disease and the role diet plays in weight management. You will examine the latest research studies to consider how poor nutrition can lead to ill health, and whether what we eat can help to prevent the onset of common diseases, such as cancer.

You will also look at micronutrients, and how a diet low in micronutrients can lead to health problems, and you’ll whether supplements can play a role in a healthy diet.

The course is for students in healthcare disciplines, plus anyone with a general interest in nutrition and health.


  • Diet and cancer
    • Introduction to the course
    • Diet and cancer
  • Metabolic syndrome and dietary recommendations
    • Introduction to the metabolic syndrome
    • Dietary recommendations
    • Course survey
  • Health risk from foods: anemia
    • Anemia and diet
  • Energy homeostasis and body weight
    • Energy homeostasis and body weight
    • Assessment time

Taught by

Jane Chao


4.1 rating at FutureLearn based on 46 ratings

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