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The science of human nutrition encompasses all interactions between dietary nutrients and the human body. By studying how individual food components are digested, absorbed, metabolised and utilised, we can understand their effects on genes, cells, organs and the whole person. Deliberate manipulation of these food interactions can lead to improved health.
Dietetics is the clinical application of nutritional science to individuals and groups in health and various states of disease.
Postgraduate study in human nutrition and dietetics offers students the chance to explore in-depth the importance of nutrition for optimal health and disease prevention.
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Last updated on Thursday 10 August 2017