BCH 445

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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