Lecture 2 - Burning Questions http:/eatrightohio.org/

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Burning Questions http://eatrightohio.org/ http://eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/car eer.html http://eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/car eer_401_ENU_HTML.htm http://www.case.edu/med/nutrition/NutBioc hemMetab_programs.html
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Nutrition: A Key to Health What you eat and why NTRN 201 – Prof. Korsberg
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R P “Kumquats Found to Prevent Cancer!” “Exercise + eggplant = longer life!”
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The Scientific Method Observations are made and questions asked A hypothesis is generated Research experiments are conducted Findings evaluated by investigators Findings evaluated by other scientists and published (peer review) Follow-up experiments are conducted to confirm or extend the findings
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Case Study
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Epidemiological Study
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Intervention Study
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Laboratory Study
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How do you know the difference between nutrition fact or fallacy? Can you believe everything in print?
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Yellow pages book or on-line search for reliable nutrition assistance Who is really qualified?
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Credible Sources for Nutrition Information The American Dietetic Association (ADA) Look for the “RD” and “LD” credentials www.eatright.org or www.eatrightohio.org http://eatrightohio.org/D-Prof.htm Society for Nutrition Education The AMA Government health agencies Volunteer Health Agencies (Am Diabetes Assoc., Am. Cancer Society, Am Heart Assoc.) www.nal.usda.gov/fnic www.fda.gov www.quackwatch.com [controversial] http://www.snopes.com/
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Agree, Disagree or Neutral? I think most college students would benefit from taking a vitamin supplement regularly. I feel confident in my ability to decide if something I read or hear about nutrition is truthful. What I eat has little to do with how I feel physically. I usually consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Vegetarian diets are less healthy than diets that include meat. Within the past month, I have used information on food labels to make decisions about food items. Foods basically are grouped in 2 categories: those that are good for you and those that are bad for you. Within the past few months, I have lowered my fat intake. Protein supplements help people build muscle.
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The Basics: FOOD
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Food Provides nutrients Body’s fuel/source of energy What are Nutrients? Essential Nutrients?
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Energy is measured in calories. 1 c alorie is equal to the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of 1 gm. of water 1 degree centigrade. 1 kilocalorie = kcal . or C alorie = 1000 c alories. 1 kcal =
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Energy Nutrients Carbohydrate Protein Fat (lipid)
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Non-nutrients Compounds present in food that act in our body in some way. Gives food its taste, aroma, color, and
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course EMSE 103 taught by Professor Ggh during the Spring '10 term at Case Western.

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