Food and Probiotics for Gut Health Course offered Fall 2016

Posted: March 31, 2016

The Department of Food Science is offering FDSC 497.001, Food and Probiotics for Gut Health, Fall Semester 2016. Learn more on how fruits, vegetables and probiotics impact gut health-particularly in the prevention of chronic disease states such as cancer and obesity.

The FDSC 497.001 2-credit course is designed to integrate food science, nutrition with an emphasis on prevention of chronic diseases such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. Students will learn how functional foods modulate gut health and how gut health connects to overall health.

With successful completion of the course, students will have an integrated understanding of the effect of farm to fork operation on health-benefiting dietary bioactive compounds; pre/probiotics and their synergistic effects on gut health; whole foods vs. isolated compounds effect on disease states such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes; improved analytical and communication skills by class discussions, presentations, and group projects.

This course will meet Monday and Wednesday, 4:40 - 5:30 p.m. For more information contact the course instructor, Dr. Jairam Vanamala, via email at or by phone at 814-865-6842.

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