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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
On the work front, I have a few webinars lined up and I´m also thrilled to have been asked as one of the expert writers, to contribute to developing evidence-based PEN guidelines on Nutritional genomics for Dietitians & nutritionists. PEN or practice- based evidence in nutrition is an organization comprised of experts and leading practitioners that write guidelines for use in clinical practice setting in order to help standardize practice across different countries. Knowledge pathways and guidelines are written by a team of RD´s and registered nutritionists from the UK, Canada, Australia and South-Africa. For more information on PEN click here.
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In the Headlines – Is Food Addiction real?
We have already learnt that the brain plays and important role in appetite regulation and more recently SNP´s such as DRD2 and MC4R have been associated with reward-seeking behaviour and snacking behaviour. The concept of food addiction is still heavily debated in the scientific community, but this recent study conducted at Granada University (Spain) and Monash University (Australia) reports that food addiction could in fact be real. They found that brain wiring was different between obese and lean individuals when food craving was induced. To read the full story, click here
How reliable is internet-based self-reported identity, socio-demographic and obesity measures in European adults?
Novel relationships between B12, folate and markers of inflammation, oxidative stress and NAD(H) levels in the CNS and plasma of a healthy human cohort.
Metabolomics Reveals Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obese Individuals Differ in their Response to a Caloric Challenge.
Pre hypertension link to risk in young adults widens scope for grape seed extract, Polyphenolics says
HidrateMe- the smart water bottle that calculates how much water you need to drink and integrates with FitBit, Apple Watch, Jawbone data then glows when it´s time to drink launches in December.
Interested in seeing how you respond to your diet and lifestyle? Metabolomics company Kenkodo has just released the beta version of their metabolism tracker
Metabolon and Baylor College of Medicine Show Metabolomics May Play Key Role in Precision Medicine –
Report from Rejuvenation Biotech Conference – Blog post
The promise of Functional Foods:Translation from crops to community for disease prevention and treatment – Sunday 4th October FNCE Nashville
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
Post-graduate course: Nutrigenomic studies in humans: From Epidemiology to intervention 5-7th September prior to NuGO week
Let´s meet in Person at Food Matters Live Conference
17-19 November 2015 London. I am speaking as part of the Future nutrition seminar
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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