Phenotypic Flexibility as a Measure of Health Through the Life Cycle

Publish Date: November 2018
Author(s): Suzan Wopereis, PhD


Often we underestimate nutrition’s impact on human biology. Eating is one of the top physiological stressors throughout a typical day in modern society. No tissue is spared, and the stomach, brain, intestines, circulatory system, and pancreas spearhead the food response. So great is the response that researchers at TNO are evaluating key aspects of the physiological response to food as a biomarker for health status. Dr Wopereis shares details and preliminary evaluation of this PhenFlex food challenge test.

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Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO); Zeist, The Netherlands
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