Live Healthier Longer: Evidence-based Nutrition
COM HLT X 440
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This course evaluates different nutrition and lifestyle habits of places where people are living longer and healthier than the rest of the world.
What you can learn.
- Analyze and compare popular fad diets in the U.S.
- Assess nutrition research studies done in 'longevity hotspots' around the world
- Explore how current research can help you analyze and optimize your nutrition
About this course:
Science indicates that health status is determined 30 percent by our genetics and 70 percent by environmental factors, including diet, exercise, and stress. Among these, dietary intake is one of the largest, controllable factors that affects our bodies, minds, and longevity. Around the world in places like Japan, Italy, France, and Switzerland, people are living healthier and longer than the rest of the world. What can we learn from the research done in these “longevity hotspots” to turn the tide on the leading causes of death in the U.S. and across the globe? This course takes a closer look at nutrition and lifestyle factors from longevity hotspots around the world to examine disease-preventive eating patterns across different ethnic groups and provide in-depth analysis and comparison of popular fad diets in the U.S. Topics include outcomes of recent research in calorie restriction and intermittent and periodic fasting to increase healthspan and prevent age-related diseases. The course culminates with a personal dietary intake analysis to help optimize your nutrition.