Food and Nutrition (Postgraduate Research)

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Postgraduate Research

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Domestic course fees
GBP 4256

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International course fees
GBP 18120

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About Food and Nutrition at Heriot-Watt University

We are what we eat. Nutrigenomics, the study of diet-gene interaction, can tell us about the effect our diet has on our genes and therefore provides scientific evidence for a healthy diet. Lipogenesis, the process by which fatty acids are produced from carbohydrates, is being studied at the molecular level. Ultimately the results obtained will provide data for creating tailor-made diets and therapeutic drug targets for the treatment and prevention of obesity, hyperlipidaemia, atherosclerosis and insulin resistance. In another project we use a yeast-based assay system to monitor the effect of food and beverages on genome stability which is known to be a contributory factor to colon cancer.

In this context we have demonstrated that tea-drinking may be beneficial to the integrity of the genetic material.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPostgraduate ResearchHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4256International course feesGBP 18120

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Full-timeHome / EU£4,256Overseas£18,120

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

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