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Chapter 11: Nutrigenomics and oral health

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ruth Valentine


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© 2020 S. Karger AG, Basel.The advent of the "genomic era" has allowed for nutrigenomics studies to be carried out, which aim to reveal whether there are interactions between the food we consume and our genetic make-up. In turn this information will provide the scientific basis for improved public health messages related to nutrition and diet. With the availability of high throughput, inexpensive and sometime "bed-side" technology, studies into the effect of diet on the aetiology of common oral diseases and oral conditions could now be easily carried out. It is becoming more and more convincing that interactions between genotype and diet are important in determining the risk of most if not all common complex diseases, and it is therefore highly probable that these interactions will be important in determining oral disease risk. A large body of data relating to nutritional genetic studies where the outcome measures have been markers of disease risk, provide proof of principle and highlight the importance of understanding these interactions, illustrating the potential impact dietary modification could have on oral health. These are areas of growth that need to be investigated further.

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Author(s): Valentine RA

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Monographs in Oral Science

Year: 2020

Volume: 28

Pages: 108-113

Online publication date: 07/11/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2019

Publisher: S. Karger AG


DOI: 10.1159/000455378

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ISBN: 9783318065169