New criteria for supplementation of selected micronutrients in the era of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics

Betty Schwartz*

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Abstract

Advances in molecular biology, emergence of novel techniques and huge amount of information generated in the post-Human Genome Project era have fostered the emergence of new disciplines in the field of nutritional research: Nutrigenomics deals with the effect of diet on gene expression whereas nutrigenetics refers to the impact of inherited traits on the response to a specific dietary pattern, functional food or supplement. Understanding the role of micronutrient supplementation with specific genetic backgrounds may provide an important contribution to a new optimum health strategy based on individualized nutritional treatment and may provide the strategies for the development of safer and more effective dietary interventions. This overview of the various aspects of supplementation of micronutrients in the era of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics may provide a better understanding of novel nutritional research approach and provide an additional insight that can be applied to the daily dietary practice.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)529-538
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Volume65
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Nutrient-gene interactions
  • Nutritional genomics
  • Vitamins

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