Are DNA diets ready for prime time? Five years ago I would have said no, but today…
By Elaine Watson
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Generic admonitions to eat well and exercise more are notoriously ineffective (we know we should do these things, but we don’t), so there is something very seductive about a personalized nutritional plan based on your own DNA.
But is the science there yet?
"Five years ago, I would have said no, but today..." said Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics at the University of Toronto and chief science officer at Nutrigenomix Inc.
But that said, cautioned Dr El-Sohemy, it's still very early days for the field of nutrigenomics, which explores both how dietary components effects gene expression and how genetic differences between individuals influence how they respond to these dietary components - basically the interplay between genes and diet.