Type

Journal Article

Authors

Lorraine Brennan
Eileen R Gibney
Michael J Gibney
Marianne C Walsh
Clare B O'Donovan

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
this review behaviour change personalised population future literature groups nutrition

Can metabotyping help deliver the promise of personalised nutrition? (2015)

Abstract Over a decade since the completion of the human genome sequence, the promise of personalised nutrition available to all has yet to become a reality. While the definition was originally very gene-focused, in recent years, a model of personalised nutrition has emerged with the incorporation of dietary, phenotypic and genotypic information at various levels. Developing on from the idea of personalised nutrition, the concept of targeted nutrition has evolved which refers to the delivery of tailored dietary advice at a group level rather than at an individual level. Central to this concept is metabotyping or metabolic phenotyping, which is the ability to group similar individuals together based on their metabolic or phenotypic profiles. Applications of the metabotyping concept extend from the nutrition to the medical literature. While there are many examples of the metabotype approach, there is a dearth in the literature with regard to the development of tailored interventions for groups of individuals. This review will first explore the effectiveness of personalised nutrition in motivating behaviour change and secondly, examine potential novel ways for the delivery of personalised advice at a population level through a metabotyping approach. Based on recent findings from our work, we will demonstrate a novel strategy for the delivery of tailored dietary advice at a group level using this concept. In general, there is a strong emerging evidence to support the effectiveness of personalised nutrition; future work should ascertain if targeted nutrition can motivate behaviour change in a similar manner.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> PubMed

Full list of authors on original publication

Lorraine Brennan, Eileen R Gibney, Michael J Gibney, Marianne C Walsh, Clare B O'Donovan

Experts in our system

1
Lorraine Brennan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 166
 
2
Eileen R Gibney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 98
 
3
Michael J Gibney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 102
 
4
Marianne C Walsh
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 51
 
5
Clare B O'Donovan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 30