Special Issue "Nutrigenomics of Risk Factors for Disease"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
Prof. Marica Bakovic
Over the past two decades, the focus of nutrition has shifted from traditional epidemiological approaches of investigating the effects of diet on general population health towards a better understanding of the main processes through which dietary components regulate biological functions. The completion of the human genome project revealed significant individual and population differences in response to diets that now need to be seriously considered when new nutritional strategies are to be developed.
The new era of nutrition (nutragenomics) became of particular importance when applied to the increased global epidemics of predominantly diet related diseases. Using tools of nutragenomics we begin to appreciate better the dualistic role of diet, not only in the propagation but also in the prevention of debilitating diseases of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as the most influential factor in the epigenetic adaptations during fetal development and ageing.
Another important aspect of modern nutrition is to develop personalized diets and this great concept has yet to be fully developed. We need to learn more how to optimally combine traditional and bioinformatics’ information in our search for alternative approaches, with the processes of identification of responders and no responders as the primary goal in the applied nutragenomics.
This Special Issue, "Nutrigenomics of Risk Factors for Disease", will focus on the nutragenomic role of diet in development and prevention of chronic diseases.
Prof. Dr. Marica Bakovic
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- metabolic phenotyping
- preventive health
- dietary interventions