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Nutrition and Cancer (edX)

Nutrition and Cancer (edX)

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Wageningen University

By enrolling in this online course you will spend approx. 5 weeks, 6-8 hours a week to learn key concept of Health & Medicine.

Course Overview

This course focuses on a wide range of dietary exposures (including vegetables, meat, dietary supplements, alcohol) and lifestyle factors (including body composition and physical activity) in relation to the occurrence and progression of the most common types of cancer, such as large bowel cancer , breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer.

This course is especially valuable for professionals (in training) from various fields related to nutrition or cancer (e.g. nutritionists, epidemiologists, health policy makers, physicians, caregivers, nutrition educators, biologists, food scientists).

Dieticians and physicians often get questions from cancer patients about what they can do themselves to help their recovery process. This course is part of the Professional Certificate Program Nutrition and Disease. You will gain a solid scientific basis to better weigh and interpret all the information available on nutrition and cancer.

Course Syllabus

Module 1 :

Start with an introduction to the relation between nutrition and cancer development and progression, and discuss the different types of research designs by which this relation is studied.

Module 2 :

Discuss dietary and lifestyle risk factors related to cancer occurrence, by outlining the current WCRF/IARC evidence-based recommendations for cancer prevention.

Module 3 :

Learn about the interaction between nutrition and genes, and how this can influence cancer occurrence.

Module 4 :

Learn about the importance of dietary and lifestyle guidelines for the increasing group of cancer survivors.

Module 5 :

In this module you will learn about the adherence to guidelines and how important it is to have a clear and correct communication to the public. (This module is only accessible to verified learners.)

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