About this Research Topic
While dietary guidelines and advices are evidenced based and valuable for the general population, it has become increasingly important to personalize nutritional approaches. The aim of this Research Topic is to find the most critical variables and expose the most effective ways to utilize a personalized approach to nutrition. Areas of most interest include:
- Will metabolically phenotyping individuals be a key in personalizing diets?
- What diet is best for each specific phenotype?
- What are the best ways to determine metabolic phenotypes? And further, how feasible are these methods for the consumer at large?
- How would the composition of the microbiome interplay with potential personalized dietary prescriptions?
- Does metabolic phenotype correlate with microbial phenotype?
- How can we predict/determine microbiota responses to personalized nutrition?
- Can a “best diet” be determined for a specific microbial composition?
- How does what we know about genetics and what we will continue to discover impact the approach to personalized nutrition?
- What from genetic profiling can we apply to personalizing nutrition of individuals or groups of genetically similar people?
National/International guidelines vs. personalized approaches
- While national/international advisory committees give population-based acceptable/healthy dietary guidelines, is this approach enough?
- How do we implement and uphold the guidelines while giving personalized nutrition guidance? Should we fully focus our attention on a more personalized approach?
- How can wearables have an impact on a personalized approach to nutritional interventions?
- Can creating and optimizing web and mobile-based platforms that provide personalized guidance revolutionize the way nutrition advice is given?
- How can the implementation of technology pertain to and actually assist in driving the future of personalized nutrition?
Integration of established nutrition knowledge with personalized nutrition approach
- How can we expand upon the wealth of established nutritional knowledge obtained from quality research and add an important personalized approach, eventually delineating the most important aspects to consider when personalizing nutrition?
Keywords: personalized nutrition, metabolic phenotyping, microbial composition, genetics, nutrigenomics, technology, nutrition knowledge
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