Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Nutritional genomics: A review
Neda Shamim, Alka Gupta, Virginia Paul and Eloni Vida
Nutritional Genetics is the combination of two areas- nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics. Nutrigenomics is the study of how foods influence gene expression and how individual genetic variation affects the way an individual responds to nutrients in food. It will determine the association between diet and chronic diseases which will help to understand the etiologic aspects of chronic diseases such as cancer, type-2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVS). In contrast nutrigenetics is the tool that helps to reveal the association between the genetic makeups of a particular person with the diet. It also gives an idea why and how a person reacts or responds differently by a particular food ingredient. Thus, present review highlights the interaction of genetic background with the diet and how these two areas interfere in the development of life threatening disease in both developing and developed countries.
How to cite this article:
Neda Shamim, Alka Gupta, Virginia Paul and Eloni Vida. Nutritional genomics: A review. 2017; 6(4): 17-20.