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Personalized Nutrition

Principles and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Frans Kok, Laura Bouwman, Frank Desiere

CRC Press

304 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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From one person to the next, optimal health is governed by a huge array of minor genetic differences. When modulated by a variety of food bioiactives, these differences result in changes in gene expression and subsequent phenotypic expression. Combining biomedical and social science with contributions from leaders in both fields, Personalized Nutrition: Principles and Applications illustrates molecular, physiological, epidemiological, and public health aspects with examples from major diseases and discusses the behavioral, ethical, and consumer perspectives that will influence a successful introduction of personalized nutrition.

Divided into three sections, the book answers pertinent questions crucial to the mainstream acceptance of personalized nutrition: to what extent is this personal diet-and-health relationship practically valid? how can nutrition science demonstrate this? And what is the proposition of stakeholders in society, including the consumer?

The book begins with an overview of the state-of-the-science in nutrigenomic technologies including transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. It covers the use of genomics technology for a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in major diet-related chronic disorders such as chronic inflammation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.

Section two compares the practices and opinions of scientists, food companies, consumers, competitive athletes, and health care providers on the subject of personalized nutrition. It reviews marketing potential, consumer attitudes, and the ethical issues surrounding personalized advice.

The final section focuses on humanitarian concerns related to developing countries and calls for international efforts to develop best practices, collaboration, and dataset sharing. The authors also consider ongoing innovations in food technology, nutrigenomics, and food delivery systems.

Table of Contents

Scientific Principles of Personalized Nutrition

Nutrigenomics and Transcriptomics: Applications of Microarray Analyses in Nutrition Research, L.A. Afman and M. Müller

Exploring the Proteome for Markers of Health, M. Rist and H. Daniel

Metabolomics and the Personalized Metabolic Signature, M.J Gibney, M. Walsh, and L. Brennan

Nutrition, Genomics, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk, J.M. Ordovas and D. Corella

Nutrigenomics and Chronic Inflammation, L.R. Ferguson and M. Philpott

Personalized Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes, H.G. Joost

Toward Personalized Nutrition for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer, J.C. Mathers

Nutrigenomics and Angiogenesis in Obesity, A. Dembinska-Kie

Metabolic Programming during Pregnancy: Implications for Personalized Nutrition, S.C. Langley-Evans

Taste as the Gatekeeper of Personalized Nutrition, T. Tanaka, D. Reed, and J.M. Ordovas

Personalized Nutrition and Public Health, P. van't Veer, E.J.M. Feskens, and E. Kampman

Personalized Nutrition and Stakeholders in Society

Imminent Applications of Nutrigenomics: A stakeholder analysis, J.T. Winkler

The Personal Factor in Nutrition Communication, L.I. Bouwman, M.A. Koelen, and G.J. Hiddink

A Marketing and Consumer Behavior Perspective on Personalized Nutrition, H.CM van Trijp and A. Ronteltap

U.S. Consumer Attitudes Toward Personalized Nutrition, D.B. Schmidt, C. White, W. Reinhardt Kapsak, J. Conway, and E. Baily

Ethics of Personalized Nutrition, M. Korthals

The Future of Personalized Nutrition

International Efforts on Nutrigenomic Health for Individuals in the Global Community, J. Kaput

The Future of Foods, H.J. Watzke and J.B. German


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Public Health