Type

Journal Article

Authors

Lars O Dragsted
Edith J M Feskens
Hans Verhagen
Mar Garcia-Aloy
Cristina Andres-Lacueva
David S Wishart
Lydia A Afman
Lorraine Brennan
Claudine Manach
Marjukka Kolehmainen
and 4 others

Subjects

Environment

Topics
novel technologies health classification literature biomarkers food intake technology flexible

A scheme for a flexible classification of dietary and health biomarkers. (2017)

Abstract Biomarkers are an efficient means to examine intakes or exposures and their biological effects and to assess system susceptibility. Aided by novel profiling technologies, the biomarker research field is undergoing rapid development and new putative biomarkers are continuously emerging in the scientific literature. However, the existing concepts for classification of biomarkers in the dietary and health area may be ambiguous, leading to uncertainty about their application. In order to better understand the potential of biomarkers and to communicate their use and application, it is imperative to have a solid scheme for biomarker classification that will provide a well-defined ontology for the field. In this manuscript, we provide an improved scheme for biomarker classification based on their intended use rather than the technology or outcomes (six subclasses are suggested: food compound intake biomarkers (FCIBs), food or food component intake biomarkers (FIBs), dietary pattern biomarkers (DPBs), food compound status biomarkers (FCSBs), effect biomarkers, physiological or health state biomarkers). The application of this scheme is described in detail for the dietary and health area and is compared with previous biomarker classification for this field of research.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Lars O Dragsted, Edith J M Feskens, Hans Verhagen, Mar Garcia-Aloy, Cristina Andres-Lacueva, David S Wishart, Lydia A Afman, Lorraine Brennan, Claudine Manach, Marjukka Kolehmainen and 4 others

Experts in our system

1
Lars O Dragsted
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 6
 
2
Mar Garcia-Aloy
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 5
 
3
Cristina Andres-Lacueva
University College Dublin
 
4
David S Wishart
University College Cork
Total Publications: 12
 
5
Lorraine Brennan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 166