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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Linking Foods, Behavior and Metabolism to Promote a Healthy Body Weight

Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit

Title: Web-enabled and improved software tools and data are needed to measure nutrient intakes and physical activity for personalized health research

Authors
item Stumbo, Phyllis -
item Weiss, Rick -
item Newman, John
item Pennington, Jean -
item Tucker, Katherine -
item Wiesenfield, Paddy -
item Illner, Anne-Kathrin -
item Klurfeld, David -
item Kaput, Jim -

Submitted to: Journal of Nutrition
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 16, 2010
Publication Date: October 27, 2010
Repository URL: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2010/10/27/jn.110.128371
Citation: Stumbo, P.J., Weiss, R., Newman, J.W., Pennington, J.A., Tucker, K.L., Wiesenfield, P., Illner, A., Klurfeld, D.M., Kaput, J. 2010. Web-enabled and improved software tools and data are needed to measure nutrient intakes and physical activity for personalized health research. Journal of Nutrition. 140:2104-2115.

Interpretive Summary: Food intake, physical activity and genetic make-up each impact health and each factor influences the impact of the other two factors. Nutrigenomics is a term used to describe interactions between food intake, physical activity and genomics. Knowledge about the interplay between environment and genetics would be improved if researchers in diet, physical activity and genetics included measures from the other two fields in their studies. Lack of familiarity and ease of access are two deterrents to these combined studies. This paper describes the state of the art for measuring food intake and physical activity to encourage workers in each field to make their tools better known and more available to workers in other fields. Information described was discussed during a workshop on this topic sponsored by USDA and FDA in the Spring of 2009.

Technical Abstract: Food intake, physical activity and genetic make-up each impact health and each factor influences the impact of the other two factors. Nutrigenomics is a term used to describe interactions between food intake, physical activity and genomics. Knowledge about the interplay between environment and genetics would be improved if researchers in diet, physical activity and genetics included measures from the other two fields in their studies. Lack of familiarity and ease of access are two deterrents to these combined studies. This paper describes the state of the art for measuring food intake and physical activity to encourage workers in each field to make their tools better known and more available to workers in other fields. Information described was discussed during a workshop on this topic sponsored by USDA and FDA in the Spring of 2009.

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