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Human Nutrition And Dietetics Pdf

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Students are encouraged to follow the curriculum map as outlined and minimize deviations in order to graduate in a timely manner. Students who have earned a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a U. Complete DPD courses while pursuing a second bachelor's degree -- a B. Complete DPD courses while pursuing a M. Completing DPD course requirements is separate from and in addition to concurrent completion of graduate course requirements.

Some DPD courses are offered for graduate credit and may be applied toward partial fulfillment of graduate degree requirements. It is vital for many processes in the human body. Nobody is completely sure how much water the human body needs - claims vary from liters per day to avoid dehydration.

We do know that water requirements are very closely linked to body size, age, environmental temperatures, physical activity, different states of health, and dietary habits; for instance, somebody who consumes a lot of salt will require more water than another similar person.

Claims that 'the more water you drink, the healthier you are' are not backed with scientific evidence.

Nutrition: What is it and why is it important?

The variables that influence water requirements are so vast that accurate advice on water intake would only be valid after evaluating each person individually. Dietary minerals are the other chemical elements our bodies need, other than carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.

People with a well-balanced diet will, in most cases, obtain all the minerals they need from what they eat. The best example of this is iodized salt - iodine is added to prevent iodine deficiency, which affects about 2 billion people , globally; it causes mental retardation and thyroid gland problems.

Iodine deficiency remains a serious public health problem in over half the planet. Experts at the University of Florida say that 16 key minerals are essential for human biochemical processes:. What it does - a systemic affects entire body electrolyte, essential in co-regulating ATP an important carrier of energy in cells in the body, also key in making RNA with sodium. What it does - key for producing stomach acid, important in the transport of molecules between cells, and vital for the proper functioning of nerves.

What it does - a systemic electrolyte, and essential in regulating ATP with potassium. Important for nerve function and regulating body fluid levels.

Excess - hypernatremia - can also cause cells to malfunction, extremely high levels can be fatal. What it does - important for muscle, heart, and digestive health. Builds bone, assists in the synthesis and function of blood cells. Deficiency - hypocalcaemia - muscle cramps, abdominal cramps, spasms, and hyperactive deep tendon reflexes.

Excess - hypercalcemia - muscle weakness, constipation , undermined conduction of electrical impulses in the heart, calcium stones in the urinary tract, impaired kidney function, and impaired absorption of iron, leading to iron deficiency.

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What it does - important for the structure of DNA, transporter of energy ATP , component of cellular membrane, helps strengthen bones. Deficiency - hypophosphatemia, an example is rickets. What it does - processes ATP; required for good bones and management of proper muscle movement. Hundreds of enzymes rely on magnesium to work properly.

Deficiency - hypomagnesemia - irritability of the nervous system with spasms of the hands and feet, muscular twitching and cramps, constipation, and larynx spasms.

Excess - hypermagnesemia - nausea, vomiting, impaired breathing, low blood pressure. Very rare, but may occur if patient has renal problems. What it does - required by many enzymes.

Important for reproductive organ growth. Also important in gene expression and regulating the nervous and immune systems.

Deficiency - short stature , anemia , increased pigmentation of skin, enlarged liver and spleen, impaired reproductive function, impaired wound healing, and immune deficiency.

Excess - suppresses copper and iron absorption. What it does - required for proteins and enzymes, especially hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying compound in blood. Deficiency - wobbliness, fainting, hearing loss , weak tendons and ligaments. Less commonly, can be a cause of diabetes.

Deficiency - anemia or pancytopenia reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets and neurodegeneration.

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Excess - can interfere with body's formation of blood cellular components; in severe cases, convulsions, palsy, and eventually death similar to arsenic poisoning. Deficiency - developmental delays, enlarged thyroid gland in the neck , and fatigue. What it does - essential cofactor for antioxidant enzymes. Deficiency - Keshan disease - myocardial necrosis tissue death in the heart leading to weakening of the heart; Kashin-Beck disease - break down of cartilage. Excess - garlic-smelling breath, gastrointestinal disorders, hair loss , sloughing of nails, fatigue, irritability, and neurological damage.

What it does - vital part of three important enzyme systems, xanthine oxidase, aldehyde oxidase, and sulfite oxidase. It has a vital role in uric acid formation, in carbohydrate metabolism, and sulfite detoxification. Deficiency - may affect metabolism and blood counts, but as this deficiency often occurs at the same time as other mineral deficiencies, it is hard to say which deficiency caused which health problem. It is called a vitamin when our bodies cannot synthesize produce enough or any of it, so we need to get it from our food.

Vitamins are classified as water soluble they can be dissolved in water or fat soluble they can be dissolved in fat.

Human Nutrition and Dietetics

For humans, there are four fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and nine water-soluble vitamins eight B vitamins and vitamin C. Water-soluble vitamins need to be consumed more regularly because they are eliminated faster in urine and are not easily stored. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed through the intestines with the help of fats lipids.

They are more likely to accumulate in the body because they are harder to get rid of quickly. If too many vitamins build up, it is called hypervitaminosis.

A very low-fat diet can affect the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. We know that most vitamins have many different functions. Below is a list of vitamins, and some of their roles. Note that most often vitamin overdose symptoms are related to supplementation or impaired metabolism or excretion, not vitamin intake from foods. Overdose disease - rare hypersensitive reactions resembling anaphylactic shock when an overdose is due to injection. Deficiency disease - ariboflavinosis mouth lesions, seborrhea, and vascularization of the cornea.

Overdose disease - liver damage, skin problems, and gastrointestinal complaints, plus other problems. Dietary habits are the habitual decisions an individual or culture makes when choosing what foods to eat. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons with the two often being related. Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos.

This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy. Complete nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, and food energy in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

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