Biochemistry Of Nutrition

Main objective of this course is to study elements of nutrition – Macro nutrients, micronutrients with
special emphasis on biochemical fundamentals of nutrition. The course aims to study the roles of
carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in health and disease conditions related to
metabolism of these nutrients. This course also aims to study nutrition and energy requirements of
different age groups, special nutrition during different physiological conditions like pregnancy, lactation
and some metabolism related diseases, calorie contents of foods, energy expenditure, concepts of BMR,
BMI, obesity, electrolyte balance and related conditions like malnutrition

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