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Nutrition

Expert Predicts Age of `Nutrigenomics`

21 years, 4 months ago

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Posted on Oct 10, 2002, 2 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Nutrition expert Dr Nancy Fogg-Johnson has predicted that people will soon be using their DNA to decide what to put in their shopping basket. Fogg-Johnson believes that we are entering into the age of nutrigenomics - "a new nutritional paradigm--the genetic era of nutrition," = where consumers use their genetic profile to determine a diet that will provide the most health benefits.

Nutrition expert Dr Nancy Fogg-Johnson has predicted that people will soon be using their DNA to decide what to put in their shopping basket. Fogg-Johnson believes that we are entering into the age of nutrigenomics - "a new nutritional paradigm--the genetic era of nutrition," = where consumers use their genetic profile to determine a diet that will provide the most health benefits. She believes that nutrigenomics could be used to boost health and promote longevity from an early age by testing a child's DNA and putting them on a tailor-made diet for optimum health. Individuals who carry a single gene mutation whereby they need a higher-than-average intake of folate-rich foods in order to protect themselves from heart disease, provide an example whereby nutrigenomics could help to save lives.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 28th August 2001

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