TR5141 Advanced Nutrition: Bioactive Compounds, Nutrigenomics and Microbiome

This course is designed to explore cutting-edge nutritional issues in a seminar format. Students review the current evidence on active substances in plant foods which are not considered to be nutrients or human metabolites, but which may have potentially important effects on human physiology, and roles in disease prevention. Students also examine the impact of genes and gut microflora on human health, as well as the impact of lifestyle, environmental factors and food intake on genetic expression and the health of the gut.