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FSHN 595 GEN - Advanced Topics in FS and HN - Genetics Epigenetics Nutrition

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Studies of selected topics in Food Science. Study may be on specialized topics in any one of the following fields: food chemistry, food microbiology, nutrition, food processing/engineering. Lectures and/or laboratory. Course Information: 1 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register only once for a given topic. Prerequisite: Graduate level status or consent of instructor.

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The importance of genetics and epigenetics in nutrition is a significant way to understand the establishment of a more personalized approach to diet and health. Understanding both the role of diet in the varying expression of a genome and the role of epigenetics in the varying responses to diet is fundamental to understand human health. It is known that individuals are responding differently to the same dietary intake which establishes a challenge for both scientists and health professionals. Moreover, this particular field is becoming a significant target in order to provide a better understanding of health-diet-disease interactions. Therefore, this course will offer the information of 'how food affects our body functions and how diet differs for each individual-' which will support the development of better food products, optimize nutritional counseling and improve individualize diets in the future. This course will help students to learn basic genetics and epigenetics. More importan

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Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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