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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
The weather is cooling down fast and it´s my last week with my little boy before he starts school, scary! Above is a pic of me at the Mediterranean festival.
In this week´s news; More research indicating the role of microbiota on weight, a job ad for a nutrigenomics dietitian, spotlight on commercial nutrigenomic tests and much more.
In the Headlines
A new study conducted at the Chalmers university of technology, they used a systems biology approach to identify which diet would be the best suited to different individuals looking at the composition of the gut microbiota. It was found that individual with lower gene counts in the microbiota responded better to dietary intervention than those with a higher count. To read te full article click the link below
Meta-Analysis of Genes in Commercially Available Nutrigenomic Tests Denotes Lack of Association with Dietary Intake and Nutrient-Related Pathologies.
Chronic consumption of a low-fat diet improves cardiometabolic risk factors according to the CLOCK gene in patients with Coronary Heart Disease.
Flavanols found in cocoa and other foods can have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, reducing blood pressure in healthy subjects, according to new research.
MicroRNA in food is digested, not absorbed by the body, according to a new study which quashes the idea of using microRNAs as functional food ingredients.
A Nutrigenomics RD job advertised?
Yes believe it or not. I was wondering why I missed the news of legendary Lee Hood´s new start up Arivale, and then I realised “ scientific wellness” was not on my alert list. So here it is, the new start-up Arivale recently received investment funding of $36 million to provide a systems biology approach to consumers BUT they only work with registered Dietitians as the health coaches to provide lifestyle and dietary advice based on the genomic data.
Nutrigenetics – Applying the science of Personal nutrition -Dr Kohlmeier
I just love the new type of research on epigenetics and behaviour and personality traits. Have you read my previous blog about my grandfather? This newspaper article, caught my eye about epigenetic effects on children of holocaust survivors. To read the article click on the link below
Why I’m sceptical about the idea of genetically inherited trauma – By Ewan Birney
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
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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