In this interview, Dr Lu Qi (Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US) discusses the affect our genetic makeup can have on our diet and disease progression and treatment. He explains that while research is still in the early stages, he hopes that we can use knowledge of the human genome to offer specific interventions. While gene-diet interaction is still rarely used in clinical practice, some companies are trying to apply genetic information to the treatment and prevention of diseases.
1. How has precisions nutrition progressed over the past few years? (0:13)
2. How do you see precision nutrition and gene-diet interaction developing in the future? (1:43)
3. How widely used is precision nutrition/gene-diet interaction used in clinical practice for patients with obesity, and do you think this will change in the future? (2:41)
Filmed at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Meeting, June 2018