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A Personalized Diet, Better Suited to You


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


Scientific journal publishing research from many disciplines within the life sciences


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


Computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science


Professor of Human Nutrition at Newcastle University.


Genetic testing for personalized nutrition.


Public Research university.