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Personalizing foods: is genotype necessary?

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16471 42504 2008 8 PDF Available
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Personalizing foods: is genotype necessary?
Abstract

The inescapable conclusion of a just a decade of nutrigenomics research must now be brought to practice. Humans differ in their responses to diet and many of these differences are being assigned to genetic polymorphisms. However, differences in the varying responses to diet between humans are not solely because of genetic variation. Lifestage, lifestyle, prior nutritional and physiological variables and even your mother's microflora all influence the differences between humans. The question becomes: are all of these inputs to an individual's health measurable as part of a nutritional phenotype assessment? The answer to this question is increasingly, yes. As variations in humans can be both measured and even more importantly understood, the implications of those measures to dietary guidance become actionable. More accurate assessment of the inputs to human health and the consequences of those inputs measured as accurate proteomic and metabolomic analyses would bring personalized health to practice far faster than waiting for a predictive knowledge of genetic variation.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Current Opinion in Biotechnology - Volume 19, Issue 2, April 2008, Pages 121–128
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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