This week is no different with personalised nutrition hitting the headlines again, this time focusing on new start-up Viome offering AI enabled nutritional recommendations (ah-uhm, no RD) based on a challenge shake, metabolites and microbiome tests. This comes on the heels on a feature article that explains in detail the state of (scientific) affairs with regards to personalised nutrition.
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Transcriptome analysis in blood cells from children reveals potential early biomarkers of metabolic alterations
Heritability and genetic correlation between GERD symptoms severity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammation markers in families living in Mexico City
Interaction between genes and macronutrient intake on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes: systematic review and findings from European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)-InterAct.
Genetic variants in 5-HTTLPR, BDNF, HTR1A, COMT, and FKBP5 and risk for treated depression after cancer diagnosis
Prebiotic Reduces Body Fat and Alters Intestinal Microbiota in Children With Overweight or Obesity
Plasma FGF21 levels in obese patients undergoing energy-restricted diets or bariatric surgery: A marker of metabolic stress?
Nutrient claims on vitamin-fortified snacks may influence consumers to make “poor diet-related decisions”, according to research.
Danish bioscience firm Chr. Hansen says 100 new strains added to its library could help development of new commercial probiotics for a range of metabolic, immune, and digestive health issues.
Feature Article: Personalising Nutrition- How far can this trend go?
A great article on the state of personalised nutrition by Dr Keith Grimaldi. How to make sense of the rapid developments in this exciting field? Dr Grimaldi gives an honest and accurate description on the current state of affairs. To read the full article click here (with full permission of the author)
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