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Nutritional genomics refers to the interaction between diet and genes, and is one important component of efforts to ultimately develop personalized nutritional recommendations. Individual genetic differences such as single nucleotide polymorphisms contribute to the variability of chronic disease risk, which may be reduced by certain foods and nutrients. Variation in metabolism, and thus metabolite levels in the body, due to genetic differences is one way that genetics may influence disease risk. This session will provide evidence-based examples of how genetic variation affects nutrient requirements and how foods affect gene expression, and will introduce nutritional genomics concepts, including Mendelian Randomization. The information gained from this session may be applied to nutrition research and the future of clinical nutrition practice.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 9070, 2050, 3010
- Explain the novel concepts of nutritional genomics and single nucleotide polymorphisms.
- Elaborate examples of diet and gene relationships.
- Apply knowledge of nutritional genomics to nutrition research and nutrition assessments.
- Joyanna Hansen, PhD, RD, LD
- Kristin Guertin, PhD
- Lauri Byerley, RDN, LDN, FAND