‘One-size-fits-all’ nutritional approaches are getting outdated and are being replaced by personalised gene-based nutritional plans. It's time to tailor nutrition to our genes.
This requires a thorough understanding of inter-individual genetic variation and gene-diet interactions at multiple levels to design precision genomic nutritional plans with an aim to promote health and prevent disease. This course introduces the concept of genetic variant based dietary interventions and the role of nutrient on health via genomic, epigenomic and metagenomic mechanisms. This module is most suitable for individuals with degree in and/or work experience in nutrition and dietetics field.
As genetic testing becomes more affordable and accessible, the demand of gene tailored diet plans are becoming more realistic. This course aims to provide in-depth knowledge into gene-diet interactions for current and future nutritionists and dieticians.