Journal article

Genetic Variations as Modifying Factors to Dietary Zinc Requirements-A Systematic Review

Kaitlin J Day, Melissa M Adamski, Aimee L Dordevic, Chiara Murgia

NUTRIENTS | MDPI | Published : 2017


Due to reduced cost and accessibility, the use of genetic testing has appealed to health professionals for personalising nutrition advice. However, translation of the evidence linking polymorphisms, dietary requirements, and pathology risk proves to be challenging for nutrition and dietetic practitioners. Zinc status and polymorphisms of genes coding for zinc-transporters have been associated with chronic diseases. The present study aimed to systematically review the literature to assess whether recommendations for zinc intake could be made according to genotype. Eighteen studies investigating 31 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in relation to zinc intake and/or status were identified...

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