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Himmelstein - NUTR 1: Assignment


[*See instructor's course material for current and thorough assignment details.]

Use library databases to research recent journal articles and write an essay for each of the topics listed below.  Include in-text citations and a References list of works-cited in your essay.  You will also present information to the class during the following class on the role of lipids in human health.
Specifically, you will use the library databases to examine the following: 
1. The effect of saturated fat on cardiovascular disease risk.
2. The effect of saturated fat on insulin resistance. 
3.  The effect of the keto diet on insulin sensitivity.  
4.   How to treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  
Find PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES for each essay topic, write up a summary (one page for each topic) in your own words of what you found, and provide citations and works-cited (References) for your articles.

Why the Library?

Unlike Google, or other free search engines, the library provides access to costly published materials, like books and articles. Published materials have gone through the expense and editing of the publishing process, which lends them a higher credibility. The college library specializes in providing you with free & efficient access to the expensive scholarly information that you need to use for your course assignments.

Examples of resources:

  • Peer Reviewed Articles - find using periodical databases
  • Scholarly Articles - find using periodical databases
  • Books - find using the library catalog
  • Reference - Find using ereference databases and library catalog
  • Videos/educational DVDs - Find using video databases
  • Credible websites - Find using Google
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