Can Metabotyping Help Deliver the Promise of Personalized Nutrition?

Program Date: 8 October 2019
Publication Date: 12 March 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll discuss the effectiveness of dietary advice within the different levels of personalization; describe the concept of metabotyping; and provide examples of use for metabotyping as a useful approach for the identification of groups who may have similar nutritional needs. This program was originally presented at the 2019 Abbott Nutrition Research Conference.

Course Objectives:

•Discuss the effectiveness of dietary advice within the different levels of personalization.
•Describe the metabotyping concept as a novel tool for stratifying individuals for the development of tailored healthcare solutions.
•Provide examples of use for metabotyping as a useful approach for the identification of groups who may have similar nutritional needs.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2000, 3020, 9020
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 8.1.2, 8.3.6
  • Run Time: 38

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Lorraine Brennan, PhD

University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin, Ireland
Professor Brennan has been at University College Dublin (UCD) since 2000, as a research fellow, career track investigator, lecturer, senior lecturer, and since 2015, professor. Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica in Portugal and a visiting scientist at the University of Cambridge and was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Southampton. She is at the forefront of nutrition & metabolomics research, running the Nutrition, Biomarkers, and Health research group (www.ucd.ie/nutrimarkers), obtaining considerable national and European research funding (over 6 million as PI), and publishing numerous peer-reviewed articles. Funding successes have included a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Award for the project A-DIET: Metabolomics based biomarkers of dietary intake—new tools for nutrition research (2015-2020; 1.9 m). She has been director of the European Nutrigenomics Organisation since 2014 and is currently secretary of the Irish Nutrition Society. Professor Brennan has acted as an external examiner for several PhD vivas and has given more than 20 invited conference presentations. She reviews numerous manuscripts, including for leading journals. Her publications have obtained over 6000 citations and an h-index of 39.
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