Relations between diet and nutrigenomic is becoming more and important in nutrition practice. “The discovery of these interactions (gene-nutrient) will aid the prescription of customised diets according to each individual’s genotype (1)”. Genetics-based personalised nutrition allows individuals to follow a diet shaped according his/her genes and his/her body responds to food and this approach can improve the health and well-being of populations.
Even though the great potential of nutrigenomics in nutrition has been proven and heavily promoted, most people still receive general advice and not adapted to their specific needs. Indeed, when it comes to meal planning elaboration nutritionists are too often struggling to cope in defining a personalised diet or they are losing too much time in dealing with all personal data available (lab tests, omics results etc.). Without any doubts, a personalised diet based on nutrigenomics is more complicated to elaborate and understand compared to the “commonly used” nutrition approaches. Luckily, nutrition software can support professionals in this work!
MetaDieta is the nutrition software used by professionals during the PREVENTOMICS project to elaborate a personalised diet that fits the needs and helps users to achieve their nutritional and health goals. Specifically, MetaDieta is a software for professionals used to store, manage, elaborate and report users’ information and their diets.
MetaDieta software for professionals
Among the other activities, nutritionists use MetaDieta mainly to generate a personalised nutritional plan for the users.
The software shows information on food recommended and non-recommended for the users generated and elaborated from the PREVENTOMICS Platform.
As part of the PREVENTOMICS environment, the PREVENTOMICS Platform is designed to include additional data, apart from food recommendation. Specifically, it includes:
- Questionnaires answers (Food Frequency Questionnaire, Do questionnaire etc.)
- Lab test results (i.e. metabolic biomarkers obtained from blood and urine samples and genetic markers obtained from saliva samples)
- Nutrition and Genomics-based advices
- Assigned metabolic cluster
MetaDieta gets from the PREVENTOMICS Platform information that allows the professional to elaborate a diet according the participants needs, results and data available.
The food recommendations are elaborated according to genetics, phenotypic, metabolomics and other relevant information about individuals’ status and allow professionals to perform a personalised dietary assessment. The food recommendations along with lab test results and genomics information will be the inputs for the creation of a personalised diet.
Inputs and output information of MetaDieta during the PREVENTOMICS Project
The system described has been tested during the PREVENTOMICS interventional study to examine the reliability of the PREVENTOMICS personalised software for professionals to enhance a reduction of weight and waist circumference and favourable changes in the metabolomic profile compared to general dietary recommendations in clinically healthy overweight and obese subjects from UK and Poland.
This technology makes time-consuming analysis more efficient, allowing the professional to deliver a more specific healthy eating indications, calculate automatically nutritional values and caloric intake and track customer progress.
Health professionals, who may want to integrate nutrigenomics as part of their participant analysis should be supported by a professional software in their personalised diet elaboration to be able to generate tailored dietary advices.
By relying on more personalised and complete information the software for professional can ensure the highest efficacy of nutritional treatment.
- M. R. Sales,1 P. B. Pelegrini, 2 ,* and M. C. Goersch 3 Nutrigenomics: Definitions and Advances of This New Science J Nutr Metab. 2014; 2014:
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