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Free course: The science of nutrition

Updated Friday, 19th June 2015

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table with food and test tubes on it showing the science of nutrition Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Getty Images Are we really what we eat? And how do we know what is in our food? This free online course on FutureLearn will look to answer some of these questions, by looking at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. You’ll look at the components of food that are given on food labels and consider how these are processed by the body.

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