(Previously offered as 232.2)
John T. Pinto, Ph.D.
The biochemical basis for mammalian nutritional requirements will be surveyed. Diets will be analyzed for nutritional adequacy and the consequences of nutritional deficiencies will be elaborated. The relationship between energy expenditure, energy uptake, and weight loss or gain will be studied. Students will read original literature in nutrition research. Recent studies on gene expression and nutrients, free-radicals, leptins and integration of metabolism will be discussed.
Prerequisites: BCHM 1010 and 1020 or BCHM 1250 or consent of instructor
Lectures: 3 hrs/wk. Letter-graded.