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Nutrigenomics: How Science Works

  • Carsten Carlberg
  • Stine Marie Ulven
  • Ferdinand Molnár
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 1-15
  3. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 17-30
  4. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 31-48
  5. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 49-63
  6. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 65-79
  7. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 81-98
  8. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 99-112
  9. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 113-129
  10. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 131-151
  11. Carsten Carlberg, Stine Marie Ulven, Ferdinand Molnár
    Pages 153-172
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 173-181

About this book

Introduction

The fascinating area of Nutrigenomics describes this daily communication between our diet and our genome. This book describes how nutrition shapes human evolution and demonstrates its consequences for our susceptibility to diseases, such as diabetes and atherosclerosis. Inappropriate diet can yield stress for our cells, tissues and organs and then it is often associated with low-grade chronic inflammation. Overnutrition paired with physical inactivity leads to overweight and obesity and results in increased burden for a body that originally was adapted for a life in the savannahs of East Africa. Therefore, this textbook does not discuss a theoretical topic in science, but it talks about real life and our life-long “chat” with diet. We are all food consumers, thus each of us is concerned by the topic of this book and should be aware of its mechanisms.

The purpose of this book is to provide an overview on the principles of nutrigenomics and their relation to health or disease. The content of this book is based on the lecture course “Nutrigenomics”, which is held since 2003 once per year by Prof. Carlberg at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. The book represents an updated but simplified version of our textbook “Nutrigenomics” (ISBN 978-3-319-30413-7). Besides its value as a textbook, “Nutrigenomics: how science works” will be a useful reference for individuals working in biomedicine.

Keywords

Nutrition Genomics Molecular Medicine Metabolic Syndrome Epigenetics Evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Carsten Carlberg
    • 1
  • Stine Marie Ulven
    • 2
  • Ferdinand Molnár
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of BiomedicineUniversity of Eastern FinlandKuopioFinland
  2. 2.Department of NutritionUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of BiologyNazarbayev UniversityNur-SultanKazakhstan

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