Nutrigenomics is a science that combines genetics with nutrition, seeking to play an active Nutrigenomics is a science that combines genetics with nutrition, seeking to play an active preventive role, in defense of the body.
In the last decade the studies and researches in the nutrigenomic field have multiplied, through the elaboration of genetic tests aimed at revealing the mutations responsible for some of the most common and serious diseases, such as diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, food intolerances and cancer, but also through a careful investigation on the benefits that some categories of food bring if introduced preferentially in the diet.
Nutrigenomics has opened a new frontier and created a new scientific approach, hinging on prevention and genetic diagnosis combined.
A correct and targeted nutrition combined with the genotypic diversity of each individual has clarified not only the guidelines for the prevention of a large number of diseases but has allowed the development of new experimental therapies, adjuvant to the treatment and improvement of complex diseases, such as:
- Metabolic diseases
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Neoplastic Diseases
- Oxidative Stress Damage-Aging
Nutrigenomics studies the effects that food has on gene expression, on how the information contained in our DNA is transformed into proteins and, therefore, on how our body acts