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Meeting Report from “Frontiers in Nutritional Science: Nutritional Metabolomics”

CSIRO, Food and Nutrition Flagship, PO Box 10041, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
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Nutrients 2014, 6(9), 3451-3459;
Received: 26 June 2014 / Accepted: 28 August 2014 / Published: 3 September 2014
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The potential for transforming nutritional and health research through the discovery and application of non-invasive markers of dietary intake and metabolic status is profound. The science of metabolomics for the fingerprinting of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from expired human breath holds great promise in this regard. Coupled with tools utilising sensor technology, breath volatile signatures allow a new horizon of research in which indicators of metabolic risk and indicators of dietary intake could be collected at a population level with unprecedented simplicity and low cost. Metabolomics (measuring metabolites from physiological process) provides a “window into the body”, which could transform how we measure health, how we identify and monitor people most at risk of disease and the way we monitor food intake. [...] View Full-Text
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O'Callaghan, N.; Noakes, M. Meeting Report from “Frontiers in Nutritional Science: Nutritional Metabolomics”. Nutrients 2014, 6, 3451-3459.

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