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Down at HQ
For those who didn´t spot my article in the Food matters live newsletter article, you can access it here. I am also heading to London this week for a fantastic day I´m organizing for freelance dietitians in the UK on nutritional genomics, you can read the details here. And of course I am planning to do some networking and top-up my polyphenol levels with the UK´s national dish…. Indian curry.
This week´s newsletter is jam-packed with lots of news on research, effect of liquid diets for Crohn´s disease on the microbiome, EU regulation of genetic testing looming in Europe, Blood test for AD is a step closer and discount coupons for online Translational genomics course up for grabs.
As always, happy reading and drop me an email if I´ve missed any interesting news.
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Yours in health
In the Headlines
- The first thing that struck me was that the authors were actually not in the nutrigenomics field, the main author was from a pharmacy background, which immediately made me cautious about the approach to analysing nutritional studies.
- Although the analysis used genes from commercially available DTC test, there were many genes such as ACE, TCF7L2, CYP1A2 that have good scientfifc evidence behind them, were not included in the paper
- The genes were associated with disease states or conditions, not the effect of individual nutrients. If we just consider the APOA2 variant and the interaction with saturated fat on BMI which has been studied extensively and replicated in different populations, this may have been the wrong approach
- The grouping of the disease states/conditions included; cardiovascular, cancer, obesity, anthropometry (what?), nutrient (excuse me?), it would have been nice to get a better explanation for the rationale of the grouping because some things just didn´t make sense to me.
The insulin resistance phenotype (muscle or liver) interacts with the type of diet to determine changes in disposition index after 2 years of intervention: the CORDIOPREV-DIAB randomised clinical trial.
Effects of a High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Diet versus a Standard Hypocaloric Diet on Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Role of a Genetic Variation in the rs9939609 FTO Gene Variant.
Genetic basis of dyslipidemia in disease precipitation of coronary artery disease (CAD) associated type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
Plasma metabolomic biomarkers of mixed nuts exposure inversely correlate with severity of metabolic syndrome.
A Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil or nuts improves endothelial markers involved in blood pressure control in hypertensive women.
Consumption of Yogurt, Low-Fat Milk, and Other Low-Fat Dairy Products Is Associated with Lower Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Incidence in an Elderly Mediterranean Population.
Effects of a Web-Based Personalized Intervention on Physical Activity in European Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The future could see a more personalized approach according to microbiota composition, with nutrition as a first-line option for all
Inflammation, Antibiotics, and Diet as Environmental Stressors of the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease
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Interesting Comment – Regulation
International Society of Nutrigenomics & Nutrigenetics – 22-26th May 2016
Tel Aviv (Israel)
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 MBA RD
Mariëtte 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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