Nutritional Genomics provides the basis for personalized dietary recommendations based on the individual’s genetic make up. It can be used as a tool to detect genetic predisposition and to prevent common disorders, through nutrition, decades before their manifestation.
The preliminary results involving gene-diet interactions for cardiovascular diseases and cancer are promising, but mostly inconclusive.
Several companies offer assessments as can a RD specializing in Nutritional Genomics. Work with your physcian to find out more or research companies like Nutrigenomix who offer personalized Nutrition Assessment to help you “eat according to your genes.”