The theme for our next, and first international, Lifestyle4Health podcast is precision nutrition. The term ‘precision nutrition’ is on the rise, but what is it, and what is it not?
From the perspective of lifestyle medicine, researchers, healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs have an increasing need for nutritional science that examines with great precision which nutritional therapy is successful for which person and disease. However, this is an enormous challenge. Our diets, unlike drugs, are complex and varied, and nutritional science has to pull it off with a fraction of the money that is available for pharmacology.
The fact that this podcasts is in English has to do with our special guests, who are leading experts in the field of personalized nutrition at national and international level. We are therefore honored to announce that this podcast features professor José Ordovas (nutrition and genomics expert at Tufts University, Boston), Rens Vandeberg (director of innovation at the Diabetes Fund) and Ben van Ommen (principal scientist systems biology, personalized nutrition and health at TNO). In this podcast, they will discuss what the term precision nutrition means, what the potential is of personalized nutritional advice and how this fits within lifestyle changes that contribute to the prevention and remission of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. In addition, they will discuss why healthcare should have lifestyle medicine as a starting point and what challenges this paradigm shift entails.
This new Lifestyle4Health podcast will be available next week!