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Looking to our genes for what we should eat

There's growing study into how genes and nutrients react that could result in more tailored nutrition for consumers in the future

In the future, the growing area of of nutrigenomics, which integrates nutrition with molecular biology and genomics, may be more commonplace.

Through the use of genomic technology, there would be more understanding on how genes and nutrients interact at a molecular level. Nutrition could therefore be tailored based on individual genetic makeup.

Some experts say functional foods targeting non-communicable diseases like hypertension, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis could be developed through nutrigenomics.

In Europe, the U.S., Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, research in many multidisciplinary areas of nutrigenomics are underway.

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