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Research Project: Compositional Variability in the Food Supply Resulting from Food Production Practices: Potential Impact on Human Health

Location: Food Components and Health Laboratory

Title: Biomarkers in nutrition: new frontiers in research and application

Author
item Combs, Gerald
item Trumbo, Paula
item Mckinley, Michelle
item Milner, John
item Studenski, Stephanie
item Kimura, Takeshi
item Watkins, Steven
item Raiten, Daniel

Submitted to: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2013
Publication Date: 3/11/2013
Citation: Combs, G.F., Trumbo, P., Mckinley, M.C., Milner, J.A., Studenski, S., Kimura, T., Watkins, S.M., Raiten, D.J. 2013. Biomarkers in nutrition: new frontiers in research and application. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1278:1-10.

Interpretive Summary: Nutritional biomarkers—biochemical, functional, or clinical indices of nutrient intake, status, or functional effects—are needed to support evidence-based clinical guidance and effective health programs and policies related to food, nutrition, and health. Such indices can reveal information about biological or physiological responses to dietary behavior or pathogenic processes, and can be used to monitor responses to therapeutic interventions and to provide information on interindividual differences in response to diet and nutrition. Many nutritional biomarkers are available; yet there has been no formal mechanism to establish consensus regarding the optimal biomarkers for particular nutrients and applications.

Technical Abstract: Nutritional biomarkers—biochemical, functional, or clinical indices of nutrient intake, status, or functional effects—are needed to support evidence-based clinical guidance and effective health programs and policies related to food, nutrition, and health. Such indices can reveal information about biological or physiological responses to dietary behavior or pathogenic processes, and can be used to monitor responses to therapeutic interventions and to provide information on interindividual differences in response to diet and nutrition. Many nutritional biomarkers are available; yet there has been no formal mechanism to establish consensus regarding the optimal biomarkers for particular nutrients and applications.