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Current and future prospects of Nutrigenomics for Public Health

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Healthy food and a proper nutrition are fundamental for life and play a key role in preventing diseases. As such, nutrition interventions represent important strategies in the field of Public Health. These could benefit from the new high-throughput tools and molecular approaches. Nutrigenomics and ...

Healthy food and a proper nutrition are fundamental for life and play a key role in preventing diseases. As such, nutrition interventions represent important strategies in the field of Public Health. These could benefit from the new high-throughput tools and molecular approaches. Nutrigenomics and nutriproteomics are emerging from the convergence of nutritional, genomics and proteomics disciplines in the era of postgenomics medicine. In particular, nutrigenomics represents a discipline, which focuses on the interaction between nutrients and human genome, providing insights on the molecular mechanisms of food adsorption, metabolism and elimination, while nutriproteomics investigates the responses of human organism to complex food matrices. Further omics disciplines, like metabonomics and microbiomics, are expected to contribute to a better understanding of nutrition. These fields represent an opportunity for the development of personalized diets in subjects at risk, potentially able to contrast nutrition-related non communicable diseases, such as obesity, metabolic disorders and other chronic-degenerative diseases, overcoming the shortcomings and drawbacks of the conventional “one-size-fits-all” approach.

This Research Topic welcomes original articles and reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyses are preferred). Also manuscripts describing software tools, nutritional genotype/phenotype databases and repositories are appreciated.


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