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A Personalized Diet, Better Suited to You

11-Jan-2016

Key points from article :

Each of us is unique in the way we absorb and metabolize nutrients.

Nutritional advice should be based on genetic makeup, gut bacteria, body type and chemical exposures.

Study found startling variation in glucose responses people fed the same foods.

Variations also occurred when the subjects ate foods like sushi and whole-grain bread, making a mockery of the glycemic index,

Algorithm predicted blood sugar responses to foods the participants hadn’t yet eaten in the study.

The study was published in the Cell journal.

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Academic

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics at University of Toronto.

Journal

Scientific journal publishing research from many disciplines within the life sciences

Academic

Fellow of Humans & the Microbiome at Weizmann Institute of Science.

Academic

Computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Academic

Professor of Human Nutrition at Newcastle University.

Company

Genetic testing for personalized nutrition.

Institute

Public Research university.