Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds MELISSA ADAMSKI: Genetic tests are now widely available online directly to consumers and through a range of health professionals not traditionally involved in genetic testing. Now these tests claimed to tell people how they metabolise nutrients, or best ways for them to lose weight. And also what foods are best for them all based on their genetics. Because this area is complex, and we are only just beginning to understand how our genes and nutrition interact, it is important that health professionals upskill their knowledge and be at the forefront of the information, so they can advise their patients appropriately. DR.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds CHIARA MURGIA: Just 15 years ago, very little was known about the genetic factors that contribute to human health and disease. We know now that the small differences in DNA sequence and variations in genes might affect the way we absorb and metabolise nutrients. And although we might not be completely ready to use this information, we know now that each of us potentially has different requirements of nutrients to maintain good health.
Skip to 1 minute and 16 seconds PROFESSOR HELEN TRUBY: Hi, I’m Helen Truby. I’m head of Nutrition and Dietetics here at Monash University in Australia. My team and I are here to explore an exciting new area of science, nutritional genomics. As with anything new we’re only just starting to understand what it can tell us, and perhaps more importantly, what it can’t. It’s likely to have a big impact about how we think about food, and how individuals respond differently to foods. This course is aimed at health care professionals. So assume some knowledge of science, medicine, and health practise. It will look at the science of nutritional genomics, and how you might apply it to your patients using practical demonstrations, case studies, and discussions.
Skip to 1 minute and 58 seconds It’s designed to help you unravel in this new area, and to be able to critically review the evidence for you to help your patients use food as medicine. So join us, as we explore this exciting new area of science, and how you as a health care professional can start using personalised nutrition.