Nutrition in Epigenetics

Nutrition in Epigenetics

by Mihai D. Niculescu, Paul Haggarty
     
 

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The study of epigenetics, or how heritable changes in gene expression are regulated without modifying the coding DNA sequence, has become an increasingly important field of study in recent years. Rapid developments in our understanding of the way in which gene function is modulated by the environment has revolutionized the way we think about human development and

Overview

The study of epigenetics, or how heritable changes in gene expression are regulated without modifying the coding DNA sequence, has become an increasingly important field of study in recent years. Rapid developments in our understanding of the way in which gene function is modulated by the environment has revolutionized the way we think about human development and health. Nutrition in Epigenetics reviews the latest research looking at the interaction between genes and nutrients and the role they play together in maintaining human health.

Nutrition in Epigenetics is divided into two primary parts. The first part provides key principles such as epigenetic mechanisms, developmental epigenetics, and the role of epigenetics in disease. The second part looks specifically at the application of epigenetics to the field of human nutrition. Chapters review the role of specific nutrients in modulating epigenetic status and the effect on health and disease.

Nutrition in Epigenetics is an indispensable resource for researchers, professionals and advanced students with an interest in human nutrition, epigenetics, and biomedical research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470959800
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
332
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Mihai D. Niculescu is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, and at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA.

Paul Haggarty is Head of the Lifelong Health Programme, and the Nutrition and Epigenetics Group, at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health in the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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