There’s an increased interest in food science. An increasing number of patients ask their doctor for advice on a healthy lifestyle, most doctors are insufficiently trained in the areas of nutrition and diet to meet this demand. The interplay of fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals in the human metabolism is a complex scientific field tightly interwoven with classical Internal Medicine.
So, in order to provide patients with the right advice, one must master the basics of dietetics: human nutrition and the regulation of diet. This chapter also offers a fantastic introduction to basic concepts in Medicine as a whole.
In this chapter, you will learn the basics of nutrition, apply that knowledge to popular dietetics for the general population and further understand clinical dietetics for patients