This course examines cardio-metabolic health and disease, and links those concepts to applied clinical nutrition. Obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabesity, heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes have common biochemical pathways of inflammation, and insulin resistance. This course will explore the biochemistry, metabolism, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of cardio-metabolic disease. Focus will be on recognition of metabolic syndrome and using an integrative approach to prevent disease and help restore balance. The course will explore research on a wide variety of dietary approaches to cardio-metabolic disease, and discuss the research and controversy about cholesterol management. Assessments will include signs and symptoms, and relevant laboratory analysis. Therapeutic approaches will incorporate whole foods, therapeutic diets, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle in the broader context of an individual`s health, goals, and environment. Case studies will be used to help students integrate science with clinical application.
- Doctor of Clinical Nutrition