HNSC 7231X Developmental Nutrition

45 hours; 3 credits

Effects of nutritional factors on development from prenatal growth to adolescence. Topics include: placental transport of nutrients, causes of congenital defects, breast feeding vs. bottle feeding, factors affecting rate of growth and age at puberty, effects of nutritional deficiencies and excesses, and the relationship of nutrients to morphogenetic or biochemical processes.

Prerequisite: a course in advanced nutrition and a course in physiology.

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