More than 50% of pregnant women in the EU are carriers of gene variants that inhibit folic acid (vitamin B9) and cobalamin (vitamin B12) metabolism, leading to deficiencies that provoke maternal and foetal health complications.
Personalised nutrition ‘is the future’ for dietary supplements, but there still needs to be major advances in testing, product formulation and consumer feedback before it can become a mainstream solution.
There is “strong evidence” for the effectiveness of a personalised nutrition approach, researchers from the EU-funded Food4me project have found, but there is “no evidence” that adding phenotypic and genotypic information improves the success of these...
Supplements containing the phytochemicals sulforaphane and quercetin are being trialled for their potential to decrease the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, on the back of new in vitro research at the University of Warwick.
Reducing, enhancing or even eliminating caffeine content in coffee plants will be possible in the near future researchers are saying after completing the genomic map of the coffee plant Coffea canephora.
A unique focus on pulling together information on the complex issues of chronic conditions and ageing will help to provide Nestlé with a better idea of the ‘big picture’ behind how nutrition and health interact, says the head of the new unit.
Nutrigenomics researcher WellGen has been awarded a patent for its
black tea extract for the prevention of disease, and plans to
market the ingredient as a dietary supplement for supporting joint
Nutrigenomics specialist WellGen is negotiating partnerships with
food companies for its first two ingredients and looks to roll out
another this year, with new president and CEO Dr Kathleen Mullinix
at the helm.
Nutrigenomics, thought by some to be the future of nutrition, was
given the spotlight for a short time at Vitafoods, as current
disciples told attendees of the great opportunities and current
France's Danone has announced a three-year licence with US-based
Integrated Genomics for access to the ERGO database and genomic
discovery system to enhance the group's probiotic understanding and
Scientists have launched a project to sequence the genome of the
legume, the third plant genome to be sequenced to date. The project
could shed light on the health-promoting properties buried in the
legume family of soybeans, chickpeas...
A mother's diet can alter her offspring's development to such an
extent that it changes the baby's characteristics for life, and
potentially that of future generations, say researchers who have
found that nutrition...
'Nutragenomics' promises to be an exciting era for the food
industry but are companies ready to take up the opportunities it
offers? An IFT seminar looks at the opportunities and threats for
the food industry.
Individuals who are susceptible to genetic damage and who do not
eat enough dietary folate are almost three times as likely to
develop bladder cancer as those who eat plenty of fruit and
vegetables and who have efficient capacity...
US researchers have found that a recently discovered gene regulates
HDL or 'good' cholesterol. The study, published in the February
issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead
to new therapies for heart disease.
Scientists in Spain have identified a gene in ripe strawberries
that could help create vitamin-enriched food in the future,
according to a report by ABC News. The gene encodes an
enzyme in strawberry plants that helps to convert a...
The non-profit group Pew Initiative on Food & Biotechnology
announced that a new generation of genetically engineered products,
ranging from blue roses to anti-HIV spinach, is being developed to
Why do individuals in certain families live longer than others? Is
there a genetic type that will dictate a long life? Recent findings
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
this week suggest that this may...