Received all degrees from Rutgers University. Arrived at Cornell in 1968 as Post-Doctoral Fellow for two years before becoming an Assistant Professor. I have been a full professor since 1986.Throughout my professional life I have been studying the control of food intake and regulation of body weight. I love both teaching and research.
In this course, you will learn the latest research on how nutrition may prevent and improve symptoms of cancer, hypertension (high blood pressure), and osteoporosis. Specifically, you will explore the relationships between the food we eat and risk, understanding the role of animal protein, vitamins, and minerals in these major diseases and conditions. This course also builds your ability to critically analyze nutrition labels, understand dietary recommendations, and provides three key principles to follow for leading a healthy lifestyle.
Key Course Takeaways
- Identify ways nutrition can reduce your risk of cancer
- Describe the relationship between animal protein and cancer
- Describe the relationship between calcium and hypertension
- Understand the role of salt intake and hypertension
- Understand the link between vitamin D, calcium intake, exercise, and osteoporosis
- Critically analyze the information in a label and the politics around labeling and dietary recommendations
- Understand the evolution of dietary requirements and what three principles you should follow to lead a healthy lifestyle
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How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Nutrition, health, and wellness professionals looking to gain a stronger understanding of the science of nutrition
- Fitness and sports professionals, including personal trainers and athletic coaches
- Anyone interested in personal wellness and living a healthier life
- Anyone interested in nutrition, weight loss, diet, and exercise