JEAN GETZ, KOUSHIK ADHIKARI,

DENIS M. MEDEIROS

Nutrigenomics is a relatively new and very fast-moving field of research which combines molecular biology, genetics, and nutrition. It focuses on the role of nutritional status or specific nutrients in the regulation of gene expression (Afman and Muller, 2006; Komduur et al., 2009; Mead, 2007). While one of its effects may be the development of personal diets based on an individual’s genetic code and focused on optimizing the expression of certain genes therein, other health-related outcomes sho…

Nutrigenomics and Public Health


Figure 1. Prevalence of chronic diseases and related states in the United States (2006).

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