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Metabotyping

moving towards personalised nutrition

L. Brennan1,2    1 University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland2 Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Abstract

In the past two decades, we have witnessed nutrition research moving from disease treatment to promotion of health and disease prevention. More recently, there has been a realisation that the nutrition community needs to develop strategies for delivery of personalised dietary advice. This chapter focuses on the role of metabolomics and in particular metabotyping in moving towards personalised nutrition. First, a brief introduction to personalised nutrition is given where key concepts in the area are presented. Following this, the concept of the metabotype is ...

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