Optimized Diet at Sub-Population and Individual Level
It is well understood that dietary intake determines nutritional status of individual and subsequently population. Different dietary patterns in different populations and sub-populations have been associated with difference in nutritional outcomes. However, food and nutrient intervention do not always bring the same outcome in terms of efficacy and effectiveness. This may be attributable to less specificity in the design of the intervention in terms of accommodating specific problem nutrients as well as to individual variation in terms of metabolism of nutrients.
This lecture aims to present: (1) principles and case studies on diet optimization at the population and sub-population using linear programming (LP) approach; and (2) principles and findings on nutrigenomics/nutrigenetics and how it can assist in the effort to develop more optimized dietary recommendation at individual level. The lecture will consist of two sections. The first section will start with introduction of the principles of dietary optimization using LP to develop local specific food based recommendation. Findings from previous studies will be presented to show that different population and sub-populations have different “problem nutrients” and therefore locally available nutrient-dense foods must be promoted fill the gap of the problem nutrients. The second section will present the principles of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics, followed by some evidence of the role of gene (genotype) in influencing nutritional status. The potential implications for research and programmatic considerations are discussed.
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For further information regarding both lectures please contact:
Tan Ketudat (Mr) - Host & SEAMES Coordinator