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Human Nutrition - Introduction to Micronutrients

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Human Nutrition - Introduction to Micronutrients
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  • Human Nutrition – Introduction to Micronutrients is a free online course providing an in-depth look into micronutrients. Micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium help prevent and delay various types of cell damage that may occur in the body so foods containing them are beneficial for our health.

    This free course will provide an overview of micronutrients and antioxidants and an insight into their absorption, metabolism and excretion as well as the effects of their deficiency and toxicity on human health. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want a greater understanding about micronutrients, and will be of interest to any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about micronutrients and their role in human health.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - List and describe various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium;
    - Describe the absorption, metabolism and excretion processes for vitamins and minerals;
    - Describe the structure and functions of antioxidants;
    - Describe how antioxidants they can prevent cell damage;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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