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The science of nutrition and healthy eating
The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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7 Summary

This week you learned what the difference is between a food allergy and a food intolerance and how this can affect what can be eaten. You should now be able to understand:

  • food allergy and how it differs from food intolerance
  • the tests available that can help diagnose food allergy or intolerance
  • what happens in anaphylactic shock
  • irritable bowel syndrome and some treatments
  • coeliac disease and being gluten-free.

Next week is the final week of the course. You will have a chance to explore the psychology of eating and how we taste food. Then you will have an opportunity to record and self-analyse what you eat and drink against everything you have learned so far.

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