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with nutrigenomics


Nutrigenomics is a branch of nutritional genomics and is the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression. This means that nutrigenomics is research focusing on identifying and understanding molecular-level interaction between nutrients and other dietary bioactives with the genome. Nutrigenomics has also been described by the influence of genetic variation on nutrition, by correlating gene expression or SNP's with a nutrient's absorption metabolism, elimination or biological effects. By doing so, nutrigenomics aims to enhance rational means to optimise nutrition with respect to the subject's genotype.

By determining the mechanism of the effects of nutrients or the effects of a nutritional regime, nutrigenomics defines the causality or relationship between these specific nutrients and specific nutrient regimes (diets) on human health. Nutrigenomics has been associated with the idea of personalized nutrition based on genotype and will ultimately enable personalised dietary advice. It is a science still in its infancy and its contribution to public health over the next decade is thought to be major. Whilst nutrigenomics is aimed at developing an understanding of how the whole body responds to a food via systems biology, research into the effect of a single gene/single food compound relationships is known as nutrigenetics.

Some companies are already bringing products to market based on this new approach. One of these is a company that claims to be at the forefront of this new technology, the LifeVantage Corporation. They already market products that have been scientifically proven to produce the results the company claims. The research behind these products has been conducted by well-known, recognized scientists in this field.

​In the next decade we can expect further developments and discoveries in this field. If you want to live healthier and longer it is imperative that you keep abreast of what is happening in this new and exciting scientific industry. Most experts are saying that the next major advancements in keeping our bodies fit and disease-free will emerge out of current testing and development of new products in this new segment of science. It will also provide us with solutions that are free from all the side effects that the Pharmaceutical products always have. Come back to our website to keep yourself informed.

For a better overview of nutrigenomics, make sure to read all the articles we have published (and will publish) on the subject of living a healthier and longer life.