Food, nutrition and our genes
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Watch Melissa talk about nutritional genomics, its importance to nutrition science and its potential to help personalise our nutritional requirements.
With advances continuously being made in the biotechnology space, healthcare professionals and the general public have access to an ever expanding range of tools and tests to help advise them on their health.
Nutrigenetic tests are now available both online and through healthcare professionals around the world; claiming to provide individuals with information contained in their genes which may affect their nutrition requirements and also risk of developing certain diseases.
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Have you had a nutrigenetic test conducted to learn more about nutrition, health and you?
Would you be interested in having a genetic test if it could provide you with information on how your genetics influences your nutrition requirements?
If you answered Yes to either question, explain how you’ve used the test results to improve your health choices or how you plan to use the results to modify your food intake to compliment your genetic makeup.
If you answered No to either question, consider sharing with other learners the reasons for your answer.
You might like to take some time to read comments made by other learners, and if you find these comments interesting, respond to them. Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.
Although it can be useful for other learners to hear of your personal experience, it’s good to be mindful of sharing too much.
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