Nutrition Science for Nutrition Majors

An introduction to the science of nutrition for nutrition majors. Topics include the six essential nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. For each nutrient, the following is discussed: chemical structures, physical characteristics, digestion, absorption, and metabolism, role in the body, effects of deficiency and excess, food sources, and human requirements at various life stages. Prerequisites: BIO 100, BIO 107, BIO 217 Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 221


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