Nutritional Epidemiology

Description :

Nutritional Epidemiology examines methods for investigating the role of diet on long-term health. Students learn to critically review the epidemiologic evidence relating diet, anthropometry, and physical activity to heart disease, cancer, and other chronic health conditions including obesity and diabetes. Nutritional epidemiology is an exciting branch of research because it can provide insight into the potential causes and prevention of many health conditions. But it is also an extremely complex endeavor because many of the associations between dietary factors and disease risks are difficult to discern using epidemiological techniques.