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My name is Mariette Abrahams, nutrition consultant, registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Pomegranate Nutrition consulting. To learn more about me, click here
Down at HQ
Welcome to issue nr.29! Summer in the warm Mediterranean means late nights outdoors (paired with very tired kids). This week has been no exception with a rock-laser lights show, sea-themed musical theatre, a medieval festival in a castle and dinner on the beach. I am trying very hard to squeeze in more time for reading, but am finding it rather hard.
In this week´s newsletter, the FTO gene steals the limelight, plenty of interesting research and another company jumps on the personalized supplement bandwagon.
Happy reading and until next week!
Yours in health
In the Headlines
FTO has hit the headlines in a big way the last week, prompting a flurry of posts on “Foods that burn fat”. How exactly FTO works has been a bit of a guessing game, but it was thought that it was related to appetite and propensity to exercise, however scientists at MIT and Harvard have now claimed that they have solved the mystery. They found that FTO was related to fat storage with fat being stored instead of being used for energy (burnt). To read the full article click on the link below
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between IL18RAP rs917997 and CCR3 rs6441961 polymorphisms with celiac disease risks.
Metabolism and successful aging: polymorphic variation of syndecan-4 (SDC4) gene associate with longevity and lipid profile in healthy elderly Italian subjects.
Common single nucleotide polymorphisms at the NPC1L1 gene locus significantly predict cardiovascular risk in coronary patients.
Association of COMT and SLC6A3 polymorphisms with impulsivity, response inhibition and brain function
Life Course Socioeconomic Status and DNA Methylation in Genes Related to Stress Reactivity and Inflammation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
Cholesterol ester transfer protein polymorphism rs5882 is associated with triglyceride-lowering in response to plant sterol consumption.
Want to know my thought? Check out my latest youtube video coincidentally produced this week on the exact topic!
I am very interested and fond of the mindful eating and living approach. I think it is a great way to support individuals who struggle with reduced satiety and where realistic goal setting is a priority. It is a bit short notice as the webinar is today, but if you can make it do join.
HELP YOUR CLIENTS REBEL AGAINST DIETING: A NEW APPROACH TO EATING MINDFULLY AND LIVING JOYFULLY -WEBINAR 26th August 2-3pm
Informed consent has always been a top concern of mine. I realised quite early on that clients´image and expectations can be very different from our own when it comes to nutrigenetics. I therefore found this story very interesting on how DNA tests were conducted on native indians living in the Grand Canyon.
Personalised Nutrition; Analysis, Opportunities and challenges – 27th October 2015 Brussels
The promise of Functional Foods:Translation from crops to community for disease prevention and treatment – Sunday 4th October FNCE Nashville