Nutrigenomics: lessons learned and future perspectives

Files in This Item:
 File SizeFormat
DownloadBrennan and deRoos, AJCN 2021.docx375.28 kBUnknown
Title: Nutrigenomics: lessons learned and future perspectives
Authors: Brennan, Lorrainede Roos, Baukje
Permanent link:
Date: 29-Jan-2021
Online since: 2022-07-25T15:10:59Z
Abstract: The omics technologies of metabolomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metagenomics are playing an increasingly important role in nutrition science. With the emergence of the concept of precision nutrition and the need to understand individual responses to dietary interventions, it is an opportune time to examine the impact of these tools to date in human nutrition studies. Advances in our mechanistic understanding of dietary interventions were realized through incorporation of metabolomics, proteomics, and, more recently, metagenomics. A common observation across the studies was the low intra-individual variability of the omics measurements and the high inter-individual variation. Harnessing this data for use in the development of precision nutrition will be important. Metabolomics in particular has played a key role in the development of biomarkers of food intake in an effort to enhance the accuracy of dietary assessments. Further work is needed to realize the full potential of such biomarkers and to demonstrate integration with current strategies, with the goal of overcoming the well-established limitations of self-reported approaches. Although many of the nutrigenomic studies performed to date were labelled as proof-of-concept or pilot studies, there is ample evidence to support the use of these technologies in nutrition science. Incorporating omic technologies from the start of study designs will ensure that studies are sufficiently powered for such data. Furthermore, multi-disciplinary collaborations are likely to become even more important to aid analyses and interpretation of the data.
Funding Details: European Research Council
Funding Details: Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Journal: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume: 113
Issue: 3
Start page: 503
End page: 516
Copyright (published version): 2021 the Authors
Keywords: HumansWeight lossNutritional statusEatingResearch designNutrigenomicsBiomarkersPrecision medicine
DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa366
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 0002-9165
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:
Appears in Collections:Institute of Food and Health Research Collection
Agriculture and Food Science Research Collection

Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Aug 13, 2022


checked on Aug 13, 2022

Google ScholarTM



If you are a publisher or author and have copyright concerns for any item, please email and the item will be withdrawn immediately. The author or person responsible for depositing the article will be contacted within one business day.