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 about fats—a major macronutrient in our diets—and how they are used and transported in our bodies. You will also learn how atherosclerosis develops; this dangerous condition, in which fats build up and clog arteries, is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. This course walks you through what happens when too much fat circulates in our arteries and offers ways to delay and prevent atherosclerosis so you can live the longest and the healthiest life possible.
Key Course Takeaways
- Explain the impact of too many lipids on arteries
- List steps in developing atherosclerosis and how to delay them
- Understand how lipids are transported throughout the body
- Define how you measure the energy in food, the energy flow through the body (fat composition), and how to measure the energy you expend
- Understand the difference between producing ATPs in the cytoplasm and in the mitochondria
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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