I have returned from an incredible workshop on Personalised Nutrition which was attended by representatives from legal, regulatory, industry and academia. It was great to meet so many new people and also meet familiar contacts I only knew online. This week I´m off to London again as an external examiner for the new MSc in nutrition & Genetics which will start in September. This course in my opinion will really prepare nutrition students for real work opportunities with the right skills and knowledge for a rapidly changing industry. I am really thrilled to be involved.
In this week´s newsletter; Highlights of the Brussells workshop, new research, stanols have potential unwanted side-effects, higher legume intake associated with lower risk of Diabetes in PREDIMED study, hottest food trends, new survey highlights importance of patient-generated data and video on nutritional genomics explained by Dr Michael Fenech.
Highlights from the Brussels workshop on PN
- New EU guidelines on medical devices and products to come out in early 2018
- UCD is developing a database on gene-nutrient interactions
Common Variants of Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and Susceptibility to Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Nutrigenomic point of view on effects and mechanisms of action of ruminant trans fatty acids on insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Odd Chain Fatty Acids; New Insights of the Relationship Between the Gut Microbiota, Dietary Intake, Biosynthesis and Glucose Intolerance.
Cross-talk among metabolic parameters, esophageal microbiota, and host gene expression following chronic exposure to an obesogenic diet.
Unwanted side effects: Oat beta-glucan beats out plant stanols in cholesterol-lowering study-By David Anderson
While plant stanol esters have a bigger effect on lowering cholesterol than oat beta-glucans, they can come with unwanted side effects including weight gain and microbiome disturbance, finds a new study.
A higher total intake of legumes is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a third, the long-term PREDIMED trial had concluded.
Survey: Four in ten doctors say patient-generated data will among the most useful data sources in 5 years
A great Youtube video with Dr Micahel Fenech on Nutritional genomics
Nutritional Genomics & Personalised Nutrition introductory webinar, 24th October at 8pm GMT
NuGO week 2017 conference 28th-31st Aug Bulgaria
About Mariëtte Abrahams MBA RD
Mariëtte is an award-winning registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Business consultant. She has gained over 20 years experience in the clinical nutrition and Medical Nutrition industry. She currently consults with businesses in the Biotechnology, functional food and digital health industry to use developments in Nutritional Genomics and personalized nutrition to build and grow brands by providing technical expertise, training and strategic support. She has already worked with companies and organizations such as the Nutrition Society, Food Matters Live, Genovive and Food industry. Mariëtte is also a keynote speaker at events such as Food Matters Live and Personalised Nutrition 2.0 and a media spokesperson for the British Dietetics Association.
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