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The postgenomic era is the catalyst for a veritable revolution in the nutritional sciences, thanks to the development of genomics and associated technologies.
Nutrigenomics relies on these new high-performance tools to define and characterize «diet signatures» reflecting the action of nutrients on the structure and expression of the human genome.
The second challenge is therapeutic, once the disease takes hold. Here, nutrigenomics allies itself with pharmacogenomics in seeking maximum benefit from treatments.
In a few years tailor-made nutritional recommendations will be possible, taking into account individuals’ personal nutritional needs on the basis of their genotype, age, sex, physical activity and profession, the purpose of all this being to improve the population’s general state of health.
From Walter Wahli and Nathalie Constantin, Swiss Medical Forum, 2009a