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CHEM 202

The Biochemistry of Human Nutrition
CR: 
3.0

Prerequisite: CHEM 131 or equivalent with permission. A study of the biochemistry of human nutrition. Topics covered will include proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, cholesterol, lipoproteins and fiber. Metabolism will be introduced as a chemical concept as well as an introduction to proteolytic and regulatory enzymes. Popular controversies in nutrition will also be explored, including food additives, vitamin and mineral supplementation and genetic engineering of foods. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.8a

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