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Nutrition and Chronic Disease BPK 314 (3)

Principles of nutrition are applied to common disease conditions where nutrition plays an important role in prevention, treatment or both. Nutrition in obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease are highlighted. The impact of dietary interventions such as DASH and the Diabetes Prevention Program upon chronic disease is evaluated. Pharmacology and toxicology of common medications with regard to alterations in metabolism in disease are discussed, as well as noncompliant and depressed patients. Prerequisite: BPK 105 or 205 and 110. Students with credit for BPK 220 or BPK 311 may not take this course for further credit.