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How much scientific do you think popular diets and dietary supplements are?

In this course you will examine the science behind normal mechanisms of weight control, and how weight loss diets are constructed and work. You will research the scientific literature on diet/supplement, and present a critical appraisal of its validity and efficacy. You will be able to choose the best plan for success, both in the short-term and the long run.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: JHSPH Open

Course Curriculum

Lecture 1: Introduction and Medical Aspects of Obesity and Dieting 00:12:00
Lecture 2: Ingestive Science – The Control of Eating 00:12:00
Lecture 3: Digestion and Dieting Physiology 00:10:00
Lecture 4: Metabolism and Dieting 00:10:00
Lecture 5: Physical Activity and Dieting 00:10:00
Lecture 6: Supplements and Dieting 00:20:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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