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The Science of Nutrition: A Free Online Course
This free online course by The Open University UK will look at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. You will look at the components of food that are given on food labels and consider how these are processed by the body.There will be some human biology, focusing on the digestive system, including the liver, and the bloodstream, which carries the processed food components to all parts of the body. You will also find out: how much energy different sorts of foods supply; the role that acid plays in digestion; how enzymes work; how much energy is contained in a single peanut; what constitutes a healthy diet; and, how overconsumption has lead to an obesity epidemic in many countries of the world.