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Low Carb: the evidence & the application

Have a concrete understanding of the different types of carbohydrates, their classification, and their effect on blood sugar control. Know what a low carbohydrate diet is and understand the impacts a low carb diet will have on weight loss, type II diabetes and other metabolic health parameters. You’ll be able to discuss the pros and cons of following a low carb diet and the implications in the short-term as well as the long term. Gain a general understanding of personalised nutrition and its application. Be familiar with what a balanced diet for optimal health looks like.

Aims and objectives of course:

  • Understand the different types of carbohydrates and the different classification terms and definitions
  • Gain an understanding on the effect of the different carbohydrates on blood glucose control
  • Know how a low carbohydrate diet is classified
  • Have a clear understanding of the research behind low carb diets and weight loss effects and implications
  • Be able to discuss the pros and a cons of following a low carb diet for weight loss
  • Have a clear understanding of the impact of low carb diets type II diabetes management, lipid levels and other metabolic health parameters
  • Gain a general understanding of personalised nutrition and its application
  • Be familiar with what a balanced diet for optimal health looks like.

Author Bio


Dr Linia Patel has a BSc degree in biochemistry and physiology and has recently achieved a PhD in public health. Linia is a leading dietitian and sports nutritionist. Her passion is translating nutritional science into easy-to-digest and practical advice.