Nutrigenomics: 5 Facts about Your Genes, Diet and Health
As nutrigenomics edges nearer to the mainstream, are we any closer to preventing disease through dietary changes?
Nutrigenomics has been heralded as having the potential to be “the next big thing in our fight against lifestyle-linked diseases”. Yet, within two years of that pronouncement, the field received a body blow as a large European study reported “no evidence that including phenotypic or phenotypic plus genotypic information enhanced the effectiveness of (personalized nutrition) advice.” This followed a 2015 meta-analysis of 38 genes available in commercial nutrigenomics tests, which found “no specific-and statistically significant-association” in any of them.
Is the field of nutrigenomics still worth our interest? To help you make up your own mind, here are five facts about nutrigenomics: