March 31, 2022 – When it comes to healthy eating guidance, a one-size-fits-all approach may not be enough. For example, studies have shown that people metabolize coffee differently, and can experience widely different results on the same weight loss diet. That’s why researchers in the field of precision nutrition are exploring the ways in which differences in genetics, metabolism, the microbiome, and social and environmental factors can influence the type of foods a person should consume.
In the future, people will be able to receive more personalized nutrition advice, predicted experts in a March 27, 2022 CNN article. However, they added that some guidance still is universal.
“We will have more and better biomarkers and more affordable and accurate nutrigenomics and microbiome tests as well as better computer algorithms that predict your response to food intakes,” said Frank Hu, Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “But these technologies cannot substitute general nutrition principles such as limiting sodium and added sugar and eating more healthy plant foods.”
Read the CNN article: The future of nutrition advice