PSYC 123 - Lecture 4 - Biology, Nutrition and Health II: What Helps Us and Hurts Us

Lecture 4 - Biology, Nutrition and Health II: What Helps Us and Hurts Us

Overview

Professor Brownell reviews the challenges inherent in research assessing the link between diet and health, and the challenges of basing a diet upon different dietary recommendations. Fundamental information on nutrition is presented, as well as how our current diet suggests we are eating too much or too little of different classes of sugars and fats.

 

Assignment

Kher, "Target: Trans Fats--How Foodmakers Are Scrambling..."

Pollan, In Defense of Food, Section I, Intro., Ch. 1, 2 (pp. 1-15, 19-32)

Willett, "Rebuilding the Food Pyramid."

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