Nutrigenomics & Nutrigenetics
Nutrigenomics deals with nutritional genomics that studies how food affects gene expression. (Gene expression is the process of taking the instructions from a gene that are then converted into a functional product, e.g., protein.)
Also known as Nutrigenomics, which falls into a field of science that studies the relationship between the human genome or (the genetic material of an organism) in this case humans.
Genomics involves discovering and understanding how the whole body responds to a particular food through systems biology and single gene/single food compound/supplement relationships. Then taking that information and creating a custom dietary program to bring that individual to optimal health.
Nutrigenetics is the science that researches and studies how people respond to nutrients. This depends on their genetic variation.
Genetic variation is defined as the differences over space of individuals/populations. For Example, Individuals have similar characteristics but are not identical. This is the variation.
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