Highlights of the 2012 Research Workshop: Using nutrigenomics and metabolomics in clinical nutrition research.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Research Workshop, "Using Nutrigenomics and Metabolomics in Clinical Nutrition Research," was held on January 21, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. The conference brought together experts in human nutrition who use nutrigenomic and metabolomic methods to better understand metabolic individuality and nutrition effects on health. We are beginning to understand how genetic variation and epigenetic events alter requirements for and responses to foods in our diet (the field of nutrigenetics/nutrigenomics and epigenetics). At the same time, methods for profiling almost all of the products of metabolism in plasma, urine, and tissues (metabolomics) are being refined. The relationships between diet and nutrigenomic-metabolomic profiles, as well as between these profiles and health, are being elucidated, and this will dramatically alter clinical practice in nutrition.

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Cited Authors

  • Zeisel, SH; Waterland, RA; Ordovás, JM; Muoio, DM; Jia, W; Fodor, A

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 190 - 200

PubMed ID

  • 23042849

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3593226

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1941-2444

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0148607112462401


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States