Next Article in Journal
Impact of Feeding Cover Crop Forage Containing Brassicas to Steers during Backgrounding on Palatability Attributes of Beef Strip Steaks
Next Article in Special Issue
Metabolomic Variability of Different Soybean Genotypes: β-Carotene-Enhanced (Glycine max), Wild (Glycine soja), and Hybrid (Glycine max × Glycine soja) Soybeans
Previous Article in Journal
Oils and Bioactive Lipids: Quality, Stability, and Functionality
Previous Article in Special Issue
A Milk Foodomics Investigation into the Effect of Pseudomonas fluorescens Growth under Cold Chain Conditions
Review

You Are What You Eat: Application of Metabolomics Approaches to Advance Nutrition Research

1
Imaging and Characterization Core Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
2
Environmental Technology Management (2005-2012), College for Women, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait
3
Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
4
Chemistry Department, Birzeit University, Birzeit 627, Palestine
5
Department of Biology, College of Science, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Dammam 31441-1982, Saudi Arabia
6
Institute of Food and Health and Conway Institute, School of Agriculture & Food Science, Dublin 4, Ireland
7
Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, 09042 Monserrato, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Matteo Stocchero and Flaminia Cesare Marincola
Foods 2021, 10(6), 1249; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061249
Received: 12 April 2021 / Revised: 26 May 2021 / Accepted: 27 May 2021 / Published: 31 May 2021
A healthy condition is defined by complex human metabolic pathways that only function properly when fully satisfied by nutritional inputs. Poor nutritional intakes are associated with a number of metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and osteoporosis. In recent years, nutrition science has undergone an extraordinary transformation driven by the development of innovative software and analytical platforms. However, the complexity and variety of the chemical components present in different food types, and the diversity of interactions in the biochemical networks and biological systems, makes nutrition research a complicated field. Metabolomics science is an “-omic”, joining proteomics, transcriptomics, and genomics in affording a global understanding of biological systems. In this review, we present the main metabolomics approaches, and highlight the applications and the potential for metabolomics approaches in advancing nutritional food research. View Full-Text
Keywords: metabolomics; NMR; MS; food; nutrition metabolomics; NMR; MS; food; nutrition
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Emwas, A.-H.M.; Al-Rifai, N.; Szczepski, K.; Alsuhaymi, S.; Rayyan, S.; Almahasheer, H.; Jaremko, M.; Brennan, L.; Lachowicz, J.I. You Are What You Eat: Application of Metabolomics Approaches to Advance Nutrition Research. Foods 2021, 10, 1249. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061249

AMA Style

Emwas A-HM, Al-Rifai N, Szczepski K, Alsuhaymi S, Rayyan S, Almahasheer H, Jaremko M, Brennan L, Lachowicz JI. You Are What You Eat: Application of Metabolomics Approaches to Advance Nutrition Research. Foods. 2021; 10(6):1249. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061249

Chicago/Turabian Style

Emwas, Abdul-Hamid M., Nahla Al-Rifai, Kacper Szczepski, Shuruq Alsuhaymi, Saleh Rayyan, Hanan Almahasheer, Mariusz Jaremko, Lorraine Brennan, and Joanna I. Lachowicz. 2021. "You Are What You Eat: Application of Metabolomics Approaches to Advance Nutrition Research" Foods 10, no. 6: 1249. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061249

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop