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Lots of Personalized nutrition & nutrigenomics news this week again, some good, some not so good but like anything, it keeps life interesting! I hope you enjoy my picks.
In the Headlines
Scientists at the University of Columbia (Canada) believe to have identified a gene that encodes for the protein 14-3-3zeta which plays a role in adipocyste differentiation & growth. When the gene was silenced, mice lost 50% of their white fat. Is this true in humans?, well apparently we carry the 14-3-3zeta potein in every cell, but more research is warranted at this stage. To read the full story click here
Also in the headlines, a not- so- favourable article written on DNA based diets for weight loss due to a lack of scientific evidence called “Genes don’t fit in the DNA diet“. In my view there is enough evidence to use nutrigenetic testing as a tool, as part of a personalized approach and I think a lot of education needs to occur to both healthcare professionals and consumers about the nutritional genomics field as a whole.
FABP4 plasma concentrations are determined by acquired metabolic derangements rather than genetic determinants
High salt intake could be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis-
Pathway Genomics is offerring its Pathway fit genetic test at $99 through its app. The app links users to physicians designated by the company
Roles of sleep and circadian rhythms in the origin and nutritional management of obesity and metabolic disease conference- 8-9 December, 2015 Royal Society of Medicine, One Wimpole Street, London
About Mariëtte Abrahams
Mariëtte Abrahams MBA RD is a registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Business consultant. She has gained over 15 years experience in the clinical nutrition and Medical Nutrition industry. She currently consults with businesses in the Biotechnology, functional food and PR industry to use developments in Nutritional Genomics and personalized nutrition to build and develop brands by providing technical expertise, training and strategic support. Mariette has a unique skill combination of expert nutrition knowledge as well as business acumen. She is the author of “Practical Nutrigenomics- a guide to setting up your personalised nutrition service” written for health & wellness professionals as well as the developer and presenter of the BDA accredited Nutritional Genomics for nutrition professionals webinar series. Mariëtte is also a media spokesperson for the British Dietetics Association.
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