For students attending the course Diet and health - genetic and molecular mechanisms (7,5 credits) course code 3NT001

This course deals with current scientific evidence on the relationship between dietary factors, metabolic and hormonal regulation, as well as cellular and molecular mechanisms which are important in the development and treatment of lifestyle-dependent diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. The course also deals with the current methods used in research on molecular and cellular mechanisms of nutrition.


Introduction to the course

The course consists of workshops, journal clubs and individual literature assignments, aiming at providing an evidence-based perspective on the impact of nutrition for human health. There is a focus on how the scientific method can be used to dissect molecular mechanisms underlying the influence of diet in human well-being. Students will during the course be exposed to discussion sessions where research findings relevant to human nutrition are critically evaluated. And the conclusions reached will be subjected to rigorous evaluation. It is anticipated that with the completion of this course, a more comprehensive understanding on the interplay of diet and health will be reached.


Peter Zaphiropoulos

Course leader

Sara Bruce

Course administrator

Course literature and useful resources

The course literature consist of scientific articles and reports that will be provided electronically when the course starts. 

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Canvas is the e-learning platform we are using at KI. Here you will find course material, assignments and a possibility to communicate with students and teachers. One to two weeks before the course starts you will as a student get an invitation by e-mail to the address you used at After accepting the invitation you should be able to access the course.