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

Author
item STUMBO, PHYLLIS - University Of Iowa
item WEISS, RICK - Viocare, Inc
item Newman, John
item PENNINGTON, JEAN - National Institutes Of Health (NIH)
item TUCKER, KATHERINE - Northeastern University
item WIESENFIELD, PADDY - Us Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
item ILLNER, ANNE-KATHRIN - German Institute Of Human Nutrition
item KLURFELD, DAVID - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item KAPUT, JIM - Us Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Submitted to: Journal of Nutrition
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/16/2010
Publication Date: 10/27/2010
Publication 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.