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- Food Addictions in Women
- Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome
- Biome Cross Talk
- Using Circadian Rhythms to Improve Health
- Shift Working Women – Health Implications & Prevention
- Sleep Treatments for Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease
- Rheumatic Disorders – Clinical Evaluation Essentials
- CBD Management for Acute & Chronic Pain
- Sleep Solutions: NeuroEndocrine Answers to Wakeful Nights
- Fibromayalgia in Women
- Digestive Disorders – Right Supplement/Right Time • Genetic Testing and Precision Supplementation: Are We Ready?
Tori Hudson, ND; Marianne Marchese, ND; Alena Guggenheim, ND; Catherine Darley, ND; Lindsay Berkson, DC; Robyn Kutka, ND; Peter Jones, PhD
Total: 15.5 hours • General 13.5 • Pharmacy 2
Genetic Testing and Precision Supplementation: Are We Ready?
Substantial interindividual heterogeneity exists in response of health-related biomarkers to dietary interventions. Increasingly, it has been demonstrated that a person’s genetic architecture contributes to this heterogeneity of response. Indeed, development of predictive responsiveness tests for nutritional ingredients based on genotype has been proposed to reconcile this interindividual variability, as seen through the launch of several commercial ventures in the nutrigenetics. Epistatic interactions among single nucleotide (SNP) polymorphisms are known to control and predict certain phenotypes; consistent with this, various SNP combinations have been identified as associated with improved cholesterol responsiveness to intakes of plant sterols and omega‑3 fatty acids. However, gaps still exist as to fully controlled research that can systematically identify and validate gene-diet interactions to determine whether or not an individual will benefit from regular consumption of a given natural health product. The objective of this presentation is to evaluate the strength of evidence in support of a genetic basis explaining the heterogeneity in circulating biomarker responsiveness to increased consumption of plant sterols and omega‑3 fats. It is anticipated that the existing research base will contribute to improved public health and lower health-care expenses through advancement of personalized nutritional intervention strategies.
July 27-29, 2018 University Place Hotel, Portland, Oregon
To register for the conference please go to http://instituteofwomenshealth.com