Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics – 1st Edition

Fundamentals of Individualized Nutrition

Editors: Raffaele De Caterina J. Alfredo Martinez Martin Kohlmeier
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128045725
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2019
Page Count: 736

Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals for Individualized Nutrition is the most comprehensive foundational text on the complex topics of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics. Edited by three leaders in the field with contributions from the most well-cited researchers conducting groundbreaking research in the field, the book covers how the genetic makeup influences the response to foods and nutrients and how nutrients affect gene expression. Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals for Individualized Nutrition is broken into four parts providing a valuable overview of genetics, nutrigenetics, and nutrigenomics, and a conclusion that helps to translate research into practice.

With an overview of the background, evidence, challenges, and opportunities in the field, readers will come away with a strong understanding of how this new science is the frontier of medical nutrition. Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals for Individualized Nutrition is a valuable reference for students and researchers studying nutrition, genetics, medicine, and related fields.

Key Features

  • Uniquely foundational, comprehensive, and systematic approach with full evidence-based coverage of established and emerging topics in nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics
  • Includes a valuable guide to ethics for genetic testing for nutritional advice
  • Chapters include definitions, methods, summaries, figures, and tables to help students, researchers, and faculty grasp key concepts
  • Companion website includes slide decks, images, questions, and other teaching and learning aids designed to facilitate communication and comprehension of the content presented in the book


Researchers and students studying nutrition, genetics, genomics, personalized nutrition; clinicians including physicians, dietitians; food scientists and supplement professionals pioneering personalized functional food and nutraceuticals product development

Table of Contents

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No. of pages: 736
Language: English
Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
Published: 1st September 2019
Imprint: Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128045725

About the Editor

Raffaele De Caterina

Raffaele De Caterina is a Professor of Cardiology at the University of Pisa and Director of the University Cardiology Division at Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy. He has been President of the International Society on Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (2009-2013) and vice-President of the European Society of Cardiology (2008-2010). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Vascular Pharmacology and author of over 600 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His major research interests include cardiovascular pharmacology, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular thrombosis, as well as nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Cardiology Division, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

J. Alfredo Martinez

Prof. J. Alfredo Martínez has been involved in several landmark intervention trials and more than 50 national and international projects. He has supervised more than 70 PhD students and published more than 800 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters in the areas of obesity and personalized nutrition, including precision nutritional omics. His works have been cited more than 26,000 times, and his HFactor is over 64. He has been President of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (2015-2017) and is President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) for the 2017-2021 period. Prof. Martínez has enjoyed training or invited stays at the University of Nottingham, Berkeley College, MIT, Harvard University, Oxford University, and King’s College London. He has been an advisor for EU Projects or a guest speaker or main keynote lecturer in important forums concerning precision nutrition in obesity and cardiometabolic diseases, including IUNS, ISNN, OMS, FAO, IAEA, NIH, SLAN, and FENS.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Nutrition, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain IMDEA food (CEI UAM + CSIC) and CIBERobn, Madrid, Spain

Martin Kohlmeier

Martin Kohlmeier

Dr. Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Nutrition; Director of the Human Research Core and the Nutrigenetics Laboratory at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC; Director of Nutrition in Medicine for online nutrition education of medical students and health professionals; visiting fellow of Wolfson College at Cambridge University, UK; founding Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health; and President of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (ISNN). His professional interests include investigating genotype-specific nutrition responses of humans in health and disease, developing decision-support algorithms and tools for precision nutrition, and teaching health care professionals how to use nutrigenetics in practice. His previously authored textbooks in the field include Nutrigenetics (Academic Press, 2013) and Nutrient Metabolism (2nd Edition, Academic Press, 2015).

Affiliations and Expertise

UNC Nutrition Research Institute, and Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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