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Personalised nutrition for preventing metabolic syndrome

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and, especially when accompanied by group of disorders known as metabolic syndrome, is the common factor of reduced lifespan. Diagnosis of metabolic syndrome allows the identification of people at two-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease and five-fold increased risk of type 2 diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation,…

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PREVENTOMICS Nutritional Recommendation System

The PREVENTOMICS Nutritional Recommender System: user’s journey and demonstrative use-cases

There exist many approaches which try to recommend healthy diets. Most of them, however, are mainly observational, use food diaries, and have led to erroneous recommendations by assuming that the same diet is right for all people.  But new tools, findings and emerging information technologies have changed the landscape for nutritional science and underscored the need to better individualise…

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cost-effectiveness analysis

Potential costs and effects of personalised nutrition

Is personalised nutrition an effective tool for preventing diet related diseases considering potentially higher costs?   Nowadays, many people suffer from the well-known global health problem called obesity. Obesity is often caused by poor dietary patterns, which might lead to different diet related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart diseases [1] [2]. Thus, prevention of…

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new year resolutions behavioural change

Setting your 2020 resolutions

The new year is quickly approaching and people all around the world will soon start thinking of their new year resolutions. Many of us will come up with meaningful and healthy changes to make in 2020. Yet most of us will struggle to stick with our plans to live healthily, whether it concerns dieting, being…

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