nutrigenomics


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nutrigenomics

(no͞o′trə-jə-nō′mĭks, nyo͞o′-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of how the genome and diet interact to influence human and animal health and disease.

nu·tri·ge·no·mics

(nū'tri-jē-nō'miks)
The study of how diet influences gene expression, and thus, health.
Synonym(s): nutragenomics, nutritional genomics.
[nutri- + genomics]

nutrigenomics

The use of knowledge of an individual's genetic makeup to devise a personally appropriate eating strategy. Also known as “personalized nutrition.”

nutrigenomics

analysis of the effects of nutrient intake on gene function and health, by using such approaches as GENOMICS, METABOLOMICS, PROTEOMICS and TRANSCRIPTOMICS. Genetic variations affect how the body utilizes nutrients and removes toxins. An understanding of an individual's genotype should enable diets to be tailored to meet specific genetic needs and new foods developed for personalized health and nutritional benefit.
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At DNAlysis all of our testing is focused within the field of nutrigenomics.
Professors from Newcastle University said nutrigenomics could be the "next big thing" in the fight against lifestyle-linked diseases.
Study lead Professor Lynn Frewer, Professor of Food & Society in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at Newcastle University, said: "There's an assumption in many communities that people are risk averse to food technologies such as GM and nutrigenomics.
Within this role and my deep involvement and dedication to educating, publishing and advocacy through the institute, I believe I will make the greatest contribution toward my personal and professional mission: improving health through nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine," he concluded.
Therefore, nutrigenomic determination of diet becomes technically possible.
This book is mainly composed of three sections: the Concepts and Methods in Nutrigenomics, Nutrigenomics and Health, and Application of Nutrigenomics to the food industry.
As for introducing its speciality - nutrigenomics, Alltech has created a life science area and a life science booth that demonstrate how the science is changing the way we think about nutrition and health and the links between the two.
According to the scientists, nutrigenomics - the study of the effect of food on gene expression - could completely change the future of public health.
A component of molecular nutrition, nutrigenomics, or nutritional genomics, is a multidisciplinary science that combines information from genetics, nutrition, physiology, pathology, and molecular biology.
In 2006, Ahmed E1-Sohemy, a Canada Research Chair in nutrigenomics based at the University of Toronto, was amongst a group of researchers who, in an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, provided much insight into the potential effect of caffeine on heart disease.
The fundamental idea behind nutrigenomics is that nutrients and genes interact: our genes can affect how our bodies use nutrients, and nutrients can influence how genes work.
North Brunswick, NJ), a biotechnology company using nutrigenomics to discover and develop food ingredients for wellness products, announced the completion of its Series C financing totaling $9.