Course code Medi5006

Credit points 2

Metabolic Syndrome and Medical Nutrition Therapy

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Responsible UnitFaculty of Food Technology

Course abstract

The main task of study subject is to inform the students about the disturbance of lipid metabolism, which should be one of the main death reason (heart and blood vessels, diabetes mellitus) also in the 21st century, about the main principles of avoiding of these deaseses and about the medical approach for medical nutrition as a threatment for disturbance of lipid metabolism.

Compulsory reading

1. RL.Kathleen Mahan, Sylvia Stump. Krause's Food Nutrition and Diet Therapy. 11th Edit. 1360 p., over 390 ill., 2004
2. L.Snetselaar. Nutrition counselling skills for medical nutrition therapy. Third edit. 1999
3. Metabolais sindroms. Vadlīnijas, 2002
4. G.H. Spiller. Lipids in human nutrition. CRC Press, 1996.

Further reading

1. I.Mann, A.S.Truswell Essentials of human nutrition. Oxford Universsity Press, 1999

Periodicals and other sources

1. European J. of Clinical Nutrition