Nutrigenetics is the study of how genetic variations among individuals affect their response to nutrients and dietary factors. It examines how genetic makeup influences nutrient metabolism, absorption, and utilization. Nutrigenetics aims to personalize nutritional recommendations based on an individual’s genetic makeup to improve health outcomes and prevent chronic diseases. By understanding an individual’s genetic profile, nutrigenetics can help identify genetic predispositions to certain diseases, dietary deficiencies, or intolerances, and provide personalized dietary recommendations to optimize health.
What Is An Example Of Nutrigenetics?
An example of nutrigenomics is the link between a compound in red wine called resveratrol and cancer. Resveratrol can stimulate a gene that protects tissue from free radical damage and thus can help prevent cancer.
What Is The Role Of Nutrigenentics?
Learning more about nutrigenomics can help us determine what to eat and drink to decrease our risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and type two diabetes.
The term “nutritional genomics” is an umbrella term including several subcategories, such as nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, and nutritional epigenetics.