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Cancer and diet: Juggling between data and myths

The World Health Organization estimated that up to 30% of cancer-related deaths could be prevented by modifying lifestyle, including diet and physical activity patterns. While the link between cancer and …

Ultra-processed food and health

In order to identify food groups with a potentially detrimental effect on health and thus be able to guide public health policies on food, different food classification systems have appeared …

The principles of a healthy diet

A healthy diet during all stages of life is crucial to prevent several non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs), such as obesity and diabetes. Together with physical activity, a healthy diet is …

Historical eating patterns

Before being able to consume food from the comfort of restaurants, humans were hunter-gatherers. In short, we hunted for game and collected wild plants and tubers. One major revolution that …

The menu of lifestyle intervention

The primary individuals involved in lifestyle intervention are the patient and the clinician. In this video, the course presenter explores options available to general practitioners for lifestyle interventions, from goal-setting …

Case study: Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes, currently represents a major threat to human health, with an estimated 425 million adult patients and 4 million deaths …

UN Food Systems Summit

In 2021, a Food Systems Summit has been convened by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres as part of the Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals. The Summit aims …

The importance of physical activities

The saying goes “you can’t outrun a bad diet”, however the opposite is equally true. Physical activity and nutrition go hand-in-hand with neither being more important than the other. In …

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to the third and final week of the course. This week, we will explore the following topics: Nutrition through life The components of a healthy and sustainable food system …