PHAR 925 Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes: The Burden of Proof

This course provides knowledge in evidence-based lifestyle changes with a focus on the role of diet and exercise in health optimization and disease treatment.  Students will examine a range of topics on human nutrition and exercise, including macronutrients, micronutrients, the effects of diet on health, claims and evidence for use of megadoses of vitamins, and exercise for preventing/treating specific disease states.  The emphasis is on evidence-based information, utilizing the medical and epidemiological literature to analyze the impact of food, diets, nutritional supplements, and exercise on human health.