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To eat or not to eat: personalised nutrition

Consider advantages and disadvantages associated with personalised nutrition and tailoring towards specific needs and goals.
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Everyone has different dietary and nutrition needs.

Dietary recommendations must also be tailored to each individual to address their specific preferences, health needs and socio-economic environment.

So how can we manage all these considerations?

Personalised nutrition

Nutrition and dietetics professionals, such as Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitians, are qualified to provide tailored and evidence-based nutritional recommendations and treatment for a broad range of health states.

Personalised nutrition could also include the following:

  • Biomarkers, eg assessments of blood glucose levels before and after food consumption.
  • Genetic assessments, eg genetic susceptibility to diseases.
  • Gut microbiota assessments to explore composition and function.
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