certain foods can provide benefits for some people, but sometimes even dangerous for others. Because there are differences in nutritional needs that are influenced by genetic factors, ideally every human DNA tests ever undertaken. genetic influence on the benefits of nutrition for the health of individuals or groups of individuals studied in science called nutrigenomika. The development of this science is a special diet called personal nutrition, food choices based on one’s genetic uniqueness.
DNA or Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid is a nucleic acid that stores all information about genetics. DNA that determines the type of hair, skin color and specific qualities of man. In nutrigenomika perspective, every food and nutrition provide different benefits for each individual. Although some people may benefit from the food, others that are genetically different to get the opposite reaction like an allergy.
Because of relatively new, the science has not been widely developed, especially in Indonesia. DNA testing procedure is still expensive so not everyone can do it just to find out what foods are suitable for consumption. “The technology for DNA testing is still limited so expensive, but if it can be done, it’s actually very helpful.,” Said Dr. Diana Elizabeth Waturangi, MSI, dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology, Atma Jaya Catholic University Jakarta at a press conference ’1 st Indonesian International Nutrigenomics Conference ‘in Flowers Goela restaurant, Jakarta, Monday (11/01/2010).
One of the benefits that can be felt when dealing with claims of health products are often not rational. Diana gave an example of green tea (green tea), which many claimed would be useful to prevent cancer, premature aging and other conditions.
“While for some people, green tea can also cause allergic Similarly, the effects of traditional ingredients, to a certain tribe. This is very effective but for others it is not necessarily due to different genetic,” he added.
Through the ’1 st International Conference on Nutrigenomics Indonesian held at Atma Jaya Catholic University Jakarta on 1 to 4, 2010, Diana hopes the development of nutrigenomics getting a place among the scientists.
The first conference was held in Indonesia, attended by 120 participants. “Participants were college students faculty, scientists and nutritionists not only from. Indonesia, there were also participants from Asia and the Middle East,” said Diana, who on this day the chance to open the conference.
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