Obesity: Interactions of genome and nutrients intake

Miae Doo, Yangha Kim

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Obesity has become one of the major public health problems all over the world. Recent novel eras of research are opening for the effective management of obesity though gene and nutrient intake interactions because the causes of obesity are complex and multifactorial. Through GWASs (genome-wide association studies) and genetic variations (SNPs, single nucleotide polymorphisms), as the genetic factors are likely to determine individuals' obesity predisposition. The understanding of genetic approaches in nutritional sciences is referred as "nutrigenomics". Nutrigenomics explores the interaction between genetic factors and dietary nutrient intake on various disease phenotypes such as obesity. Therefore, this novel approach might suggest a solution for the effective prevention and treatment of obesity through individual genetic profiles and help improve health conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPreventive Nutrition and Food Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2015

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  • Diet
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Obesity
  • Single nucleotide polymorphisms


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