This course aims to study amounts of nutritive components, energy ratio, food form, and eating behaviors in nutritional and dietary therapy in patients with metabolic disorders and people with disabilities, standardization of idiomatic terms related to nutritional and dietary therapy and the development of guidelines for nutritional education to maintain and improve QOL, and outcomes and indicators of nutritional and dietary therapy.
This course aims to study nutritional assessment and diet management for the purpose of nutritional management of individuals, small groups (e.g., people in growth stage, pregnant/lactation periods, athletes) or users of specified food service facilities, and quality/production control systems in specified food service facilities from the viewpoint of nutritional management.
This course aims to study planning, implementation, and assessment of programs for nutritional education, dietary education, and dietary environment which will lead to prolongation of healthy life expectancy based on needs of learners and issues in local communities; specifically, investigational study for the assessment of priority issues of target population, study of developing assessment tools and indices and educational materials, and interventional study where intervention is performed and assessed. Quantitative and qualitative studies will be conducted by utilizing behavioral science theory and models corresponding to each study subject. The study target will be extensive areas, not only the area of administrative unit such as municipalities but also communities centering around school and workplace.
This course aims to study relationship between dietary life and the environment in terms of housing study and environmental education study. The following are the themes:
This course aims to prepare food-derived functional compositions and assess their efficacy as food materials. In particular, it will be comparatively analyzed what kinds of food compositions are highly functional in tissues, and the action mechanism will be elucidated by performing metabolome data analysis in human cells and tissues. In addition, the course aims to develop technology that can be applied to determine food functionality and quality using an amino acid analyzer and LC-MS.
This course aims to elucidate physiological mechanism of exercise in improving pathology and helping maintain and enhance health, particularly focusing on inflammation and hypersensitivity of the respiratory tract, the pathology of bronchial asthma. Since this mechanism may change by the presence or absence of other underlying diseases, the study will be conducted by using wide-ranging techniques, including experiments in model animals and humans.
Accurate physical information is required to assess individuals and groups. This course aims to study themes related to human health in extensive areas including (1) food and nutrition, (2) growth, development, and aging, (3) body image, and (4) sports medical science, as well as researches focused on (5) development and verification of new physical measurement and body composition measurement methods, (6) announcement of a new estimate equation, and (7) calibration of devices.