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Nutrition for Women, Part 2: Diet and Diseases of Lifestyle Course

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  • Provider: OnCourse Learning
  • Credits: ACE 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Book Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise

Explore the role nutrition plays in disease prevention and treatment, including the specific roles of antioxidants, leptin and adipose tissue. Discover how nutritional deficiencies can alter immune function and strategies for reducing the risk of heart disease among women. You’ll also review how inadequate calcium intake can alter body physiology and how menopause affects nutritional needs.


You will learn:

  • Relationship of adipose tissue to chronic disease
  • How leptin may control food intake
  • Response of immune function to nutritional deficiencies
  • Role of antioxidants in disease prevention
  • Risk factors for heart disease among women and dietary strategies for reducing risk
  • How dietary calcium alters the body’s physiology, resulting in bone demineralization
  • Effect of menopause on nutritional needs of women
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