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PT-101_Understanding Fat and Carbohydrate Metabolism

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Discover how your body uses fats and carbohydrates to fuel itself at rest and during exercise. This course explores the essentials of fat and carbohydrate metabolism, offering insights into optimising health and performance through proper nutrition. Begin with an exploration of our evolutionary history and the origins of modern humans. Understand how our metabolic systems have evolved, focusing on the vital role of mitochondria in energy production. Next, dive into metabolic flexibility: how our bodies switch between burning fats and carbohydrates based on activity and diet. Learn about glucose and fat metabolism, examining their functions both at rest and during exercise. We will then debunk common myths about dietary fats, exploring lipoprotein transport and the role of saturated fats in cardiovascular health. Discover why fats are a crucial part of our diet and their role in preventing chronic diseases. Our focus will then shift to carbohydrates, studying their metabolic pathways and health impacts. Topics include glycolysis versus ketosis, glycogen storage, and the effects of refined carbohydrates on conditions like insulin resistance, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. In the exercise and nutrition section, learn the best ways to fuel your body for various physical activities, recovery strategies, and the diet-exercise performance connection. Explore the benefits and challenges of low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets in sports. Finally, critically assess public health dietary guidelines, examining their scientific bases and suggesting evidence-based improvements for future nutritional policies. By the end of this course, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of fat and carbohydrate metabolism, enabling you to make informed dietary choices, enhance your exercise routine, and improve overall health. Perfect for fitness enthusiasts, nutrition students, health professionals, or anyone interested in metabolic health.





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