This course evaluates the use of nutrition therapy to address cases of gastro-intestinal disorders. The physiology and biochemistry of the gastro-intestinal system is explored in detail and related to specific disease states. Esophogeal disorders, ulcers, Crohn's disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose Intolerance, Colitis, altered microbial gut flora, and additional GI topics will be addressed in detail to understand the nutritive support that is required for relief of symptoms or reduced progress of the disease. This course provides the functional foundations of digestion that will be related to in the following clinical nutrition courses. Practical nutritional applications and current available evidence will be reviewed and case studies will be developed by the students.

Credits: 3.00
Lecture Hours: 45

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