The science of the interaction between nutrients and our genes.

Nutrigenomics is a new science that looks at the link between food and health based on our genetic makeup. Also known as nutritional genomics, the field has developed from having the entire human genome information deciphered.

Classical nutrition looks at the digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients. These activities are carried out by enzymes in our body. Enzymes are proteins and each protein originates from one or several genes. Genomics tries to unravel when and how these genes are used to make the enzymes our body requires to adequately process the food we eat.

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