|Mccabe Sellers, Beverly|
Submitted to: National Nutrient Databank Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/25/2008
Publication Date: 5/12/2008
Citation: McCabe Sellers, B.J., Chenard, C., Lovera, D., Bogle, M.L. 2008. Are nutrient databases and nutrient analysis systems ready for the international implications of nutrigenomics [abstract]? In: Program and Abstract Booklet, 32nd National Nutrient Databank Conference, Nutrient Databases Without Borders, May 12-14, 2008, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. p. 16. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Our objective is to discuss the implications internationally of the increased focus on nutrigenomics as the underlying basis for individualized health promotion and chronic disease prevention and the challenges presented to existing nutrient database and nutrient analysis systems by these trends. Definitions and research methods of nutrigenomics will be compared to current databases and nutritional assessment methodology. Newer developments for methods and approaches to this research may help bring the field of human nutrition study closer to matching the advances made in laboratory studies of genetics. Methodology for population-based study will not necessarily suffice for individual-based study of optimal health and disease prevention. Issues to discuss and resolve in order to develop and expand the capacity of nutrient databases and analysis software to meet these challenges will be explored. Outline of current projects and potential approaches to develop and evaluate more reliable and cost-effective methods for the study of nutrigenomics is needed to produce optimal nutrition and health for diverse populations and is a step toward advancing the planning of future research and health care. Discussion of the issues involved in meeting these complex research and clinical challenges of individualizing nutrition and health care can lead to the networking of diverse health care professionals and scientists needed to move the world toward optimal health.