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Prospects for improving the nutritional quality of dairy and meat products.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17684415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Knowledge of the function of human and animal genes and their interactions is rapidly increasing as a result of the completion of sequencing efforts for the human, bovine and other genomes. Through transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, we have the capacity to study the health effects of food compounds at the molecular level. The same tools that can assist the understanding of nutrigenomics in humans can also be applied to producing animal-derived foods with desired capacities to alter gene expression in humans. This, essentially, represents food taking another major step in value through the personalisation of health and nutrition. In its own right, nutrigenomics offers the potential to improve animal production enterprises through major health and productivity gains.
Shaun G Coffey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forum of nutrition     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1660-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  Forum Nutr     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-08     Completed Date:  2007-10-16     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101194770     Medline TA:  Forum Nutr     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
CSIRO Livestock Industries, St. Lucia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Animal Welfare
Animals, Genetically Modified*
Dairy Products / standards*
Meat Products / standards*
Nutritive Value

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