Introduction to the Endocrine System.
Hormones and endocrine glands.
Embryology, anatomy and physiology of the pituitary gland.
Hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Physiology.
Consequences of pituitary tropine deficits.
Elements of neuroendocrinology of Nutrition. Cerebral control of nutrition.
Sensory interaction. Difference between taste and flavor: hysiological basis.
Physiology of the thyroid. Hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism.
Relationships between thyroid status, BMI and weight loss.
Iodine deficiency. Iodic prophylaxis of goiter and cretinism. Iodine in pregnancy.
Obesity and Hyper-cortisolism. Notes on Cushing''s Syndrome.
Assessment of the nutritional status.
Main causes of obesity.
The evaluation of the scientific literature in the nutritional field: Guidelines and Literature Reviews.
Nutrition in patients with cancer
Nutrition: in patients under dialytic therapy
Nutrition in chronic renal failure
Nutrition during pancreatic diseases.
The ketogenic diet.
Insulin action and secretion.
Ketogenic diet and T1DM
Probiotics and prebiotics.