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NUTR 301E The Mediterranean Diet: From Fiction to Facts
CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Pablo de Olavide University
Location: Seville, Spain
Primary Subject Area: Nutrition
Instruction in: English
Course Code: NUTR 301E
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: The following of this course will be better if students have the knowledge or have taken a course related to: Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry. However, it is possible to attend the course with a knowledge of these topics at a high school level.
Fee Description:Course fee is 20 EUR, approx. 35 USD.
The objective of this course is to show the composition of the authentic Mediterranean diet and study from a biological point of view the components that are responsible for the positive effects for health. The course is intended to teach students about the important role of nutrition on longevity and diseases related to aging. The Mediterranean diet is a type of diet located geographically in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This diet has unique characteristics since it combines excellent gastronomic properties with a high and extremely healthy nutritional value. However, a series of myths or fictions have been created around the Mediterranean diet that are not real and that simply devalue this type of diet that has properties which can help to improve the health in general and to promote longevity.