Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 315-322 (April 2003) | doi:10.1038/nrg1047

OpinionNutrigenomics: goals and strategies

Michael Müller1 & Sander Kersten1  About the authors


Nutrigenomics is the application of high-throughput genomics tools in nutrition research. Applied wisely, it will promote an increased understanding of how nutrition influences metabolic pathways and homeostatic control, how this regulation is disturbed in the early phase of a diet-related disease and to what extent individual sensitizing genotypes contribute to such diseases. Ultimately, nutrigenomics will allow effective dietary-intervention strategies to recover normal homeostasis and to prevent diet-related diseases.

Author affiliations

  1. Michael Müller and Sander Kersten are at the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands.

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