One of the world’s leading agriculture and food research institutions, Wageningen University in Holland, is running a FREE online course on nutrition and disease, from October 2 to November 22, 2018. The course looks at the role of diet, nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention, occurrence and progression of cancer.
Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the leading cause of death in many parts of the world. and causes one in eight deaths worldwide. Global trends show that the majority of all cancer deaths occur in the low- and middle-income countries. Yet, cancer can be partly prevented and many of these deaths can be avoided.
This course is especially valuable for professionals (in training) from various fields related to nutrition or cancer (e.g. nutritionists, epidemiologists, health policy makers, physicians, caregivers, nutrition educators, biologists and food scientists).
The course covers:
- Designing studies to investigate the relation between nutrition and cancer
- Diet and lifestyle-related risk factors for cancer development and survival
- The mechanisms by which nutrition impacts cancer
- Guidelines for primary and tertiary cancer prevention for the general public and for survivors
- Understanding the evidence-base for dietary guidelines