Nutrigenomics: Exploiting systems biology in the nutrition and health arena

  • Van Ommen B
  • Stierum R
  • 141

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 137

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

Nutritional sciences are discovering the application of the so-called 'omics' sciences. Propelled by the recent unravelling of the human genome and the coinciding technological developments, genotyping, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics are now available to nutritional research. In the future we are likely to see new screening tools for the selection of bioactive nutrients, new biomarkers for the in vivo efficacy of nutrients, and better insight into the influence of genetic polymorphisms on nutrient metabolism. However, are these promises just based on biotechnological hype or is a real fundamental change in human nutritional sciences at hand?

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text

Authors

  • Ben Van Ommen

  • Rob Stierum

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free