Results from the ground-breaking PREDICT personalised nutrition study have been published, revealing that our microbiome and the meal timing can have a greater influence on some postprandial responses than our genes and even the macronutrients themselves.
Although genes do have some bearing on obesity risk, they are only one small element of a much wider picture so genetics-based advice alone has the propensity to do more harm than good, according a recent online conference hosted by the American Nutrition...
Beverly Hills-based FitnessGenes is bringing its DNA-driven personalised nutrition concept to sportspeople at all levels – and has moved across the pond to the UK and Europe. Is the sports world ready for personalised nutrition?
New EU research shows that diets targeted at an individual’s specific needs –personalised nutrition – can improve health more than general nutrition advice, but the results are not improved by honing that advice based on people's phenotype (physiological...
Nutrigenomics – the idea of optimising nutrition via individualised and/or pooled genetic data – is one that has long promised to revolutionise how we eat – not to mention keeping us healthy and out of hospitals. Are converging technologies about to deliver...
Better understanding of the genes involved in taste perception and food preferences will offer up personalised diet plans that lead to better weight management and could help to avoid diseases including cancer, depression, and hypertension, say researchers.
If Personalised Nutritional Offerings (PNOs) are to gain a commercial foothold in the marketplace, lessons need to be learned and providers will have to change the way they approach customer relationships, say researchers.
Danish supplier Chr Hansen is reaping the benefits of more than 10 years researching genomics and bioinformatics of its probiotic and other bacterial strains, with inhouse analysis that can cost less than €1000 per strain.
Information about the human genome is providing new insights into the way vitamin E – a nutrient that has very much ridden the scientific roller coaster in recent years in the face of questioning meta reviews – functions in the body.
In advance of the presentation of the southern edition of the DSM Science and Technology Awards yesterday, DSM senior VP in nutritional science and nutrition and health advocacy, Dr Manfred Eggersdorfer, explained how it is that nutrition science is entering...
Epigenomics – a scientific field that explores the ways in which the diet of your predecessors can influence your own genetic expression, is likely to grow in importance in food selection, a food futures workshop has found.
A new study has presented strong evidence that food preferences are
largely governed by hereditary rather than social and environmental
factors, especially when it comes to a taste for garlic, coffee and
fruit and veg.
Scientists who identified the gene mutation behind orange, beta
carotene-rich cauliflower are investigating ways to apply their
knowledge to transgenic potatoes, with a view to developing more
nutritious stable foods.
Australia's Genetic Technologies (GTG) has bestowed a license to
its non-coding DNA patents to personalised nutrition company
Sciona, which is expected to be the start of a long relationship in
the lifestyle and life-extension...
Imagine if I could purchase a product that is exactly suited to
disease prevention for my own, individual genetic make-up. Sounds
like something from science fiction, but with the twin areas of
nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition...
New funding is to be made available for three UK-based centres
researching the social and economic impact of advances in genomics,
a hot area for the food and nutritional industries that advocates
believe could help deal with lifestyle...
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
New research designed to help consumers create customised diets
based on their genetic make-up will create ethical and legal
challenges with serious implications for the scientific and medical
communities, warn international experts.
Germany-based Degussa Group is buying Genset Oligos, the
oligonucleotide division of French company Genset for US$ 21.5
million (€24.53m), and will merge it with Proligo, its subsidiary
based in Boulder, Colorado.
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...