Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Buy Now $90.95
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword or section
Like this
0Activity

Table Of Contents

1.1INTRODUCTION
1.2WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL GENOMICS?
1.3METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH OF THIS BOOK
1.4OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR NUTRIGENOMICS
1.4.1Improved Health
1.4.2Personalized Dietary Advice
1.4.6Reducing Health Disparities
1.4.7Health Care Savings
1.5CHALLENGES AND A ROAD MAP OF THIS BOOK
REFERENCES
THE SCIENCE OF NUTRIGENOMICS AND NUTRIGENETICS
2.1INTRODUCTION
2.2THE SCIENTIFIC CONTEXT
2.2.1Nutrigenomics
2.2.2Nutrigenetics
2.3THE CASE OF MTHFR
2.4ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
2.4.1Study Design
2.4.2Epigenetics
2.4.3SNPs and Haplotypes
2.4.4Dietary Intake Assessment
2.4.5Biomarkers
2.4.6Susceptibility and Predictions
2.4.7Analytical and Clinical Validity
2.5SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
2.6CONCLUSION
3.1INTRODUCTION
3.2ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
3.3NUTRIGENOMICS TESTING IN THE CLINICAL SETTING
3.3.1Informed Consent
3.3.2Confidentiality
3.3.3Secondary Information
3.3.4Families
3.3.5Genetic Testing of Children and Adolescents
3.4USE OF NUTRIGENOMICS INFORMATION FOR RESEARCH
3.5USE OF NUTRIGENOMICS INFORMATION BY PRIVATE THIRD PARTIES
USE OF NUTRIGENOMICS INFORMATION BY PRIVATE THIRD PARTIES 63
3.5.1Insurance
3.5.2Employment
3.6CONCLUSION
ALTERNATIVES FOR NUTRIGENOMIC SERVICE DELIVERY
4.1INTRODUCTION
4.2CONSIDERATIONS FOR NUTRIGENOMIC SERVICE DELIVERY
4.2.1Strength of the Science
4.2.2Regulatory Environment
4.2.3Human Resource Capacity and Professional Competence
4.2.4Funding Policy
4.2.5Professional Politics and Culture
4.2.6Consumers and Patients
4.3FOUR ALTERNATIVE MODELS
4.3.1Consumer Model
4.3.2Health Practitioner Model
4.3.3Blended Models
4.3.4Public Health Model
4.4CONCLUSION
5.1INTRODUCTION
5.2.1Functional Foods
5.2.2Nutraceuticals
5.2.3Medical or Medicinal Foods
5.2.4Dietary Supplements
5.3HEALTH-RELATED CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH FOODS COMPARED TO DRUGS
HEALTH-RELATED CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH FOODS COMPARED TO DRUGS 119
5.3.1Structure–Function Claims
5.3.2Health Claims
5.3.3Medical Food Claims
5.3.4Disease Risk Reduction Claims
5.4.1The Regulation of Foods
5.4.2The Regulation of Drugs
5.5.1Japan
5.5.2United States
5.5.3Canada
5.6CONCLUSION
NUTRIGENOMICS: JUSTICE, EQUITY, AND ACCESS
6.1INTRODUCTION
6.2INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRY CONTEXT
6.2.1Individualized Nutrigenomic Testing
6.2.2Population-Based Nutrigenomics
P. 1
Science, Society, and the Supermarket: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nutrigenomics

Science, Society, and the Supermarket: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nutrigenomics

Ratings: (0)|Views: 17 |Likes:
Published by Wiley
The new science of nutrigenomics and its ethical and societal challenges


Gene-diet interactions--which underlie relatively benign lactose intolerance to life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease--have long been known. But until now, scientists lacked the tools to fully understand the underlying mechanisms that cause these conditions. In recent years, however, strides in human genomics and the nutritional sciences have allowed for the advancement of a new science--dubbed nutrigenomics. Although this science may lead to personalized nutrition and dietary recommendations that can mitigate, prevent, or cure sickness, current oversight mechanisms and regulations for emerging direct-to-public nutrigenomic tests are still in their infancy.

Science, Society, and the Supermarket: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nutrigenomics discusses the many ethical, legal, and social challenges presented by nutrigenomics. Concerning itself with the basic uses of nutrigenomic research as well as its clinical and commercial aspects, this text sheds light on such issues as:
* Opportunities and challenges for nutrigenomics
* The science of nutrigenomics
* The ethics of nutrigenomic tests and information both in a clinical setting and by private third parties
* Alternatives for nutrigenomics service delivery
* Nutrigenomics and the regulation of health claims for foods and drugs
* Equity and access to nutrigenomics in industrialized and developing countries
* Intellectual property issues

By taking a proactive bioethical stance on the subject, Science, Society, and the Supermarket offers a thorough and timely analysis on both the benefits and risks of nutrigenomics. Along with a thought-provoking examination of the issues, this book provides ethical guidelines and recommendations for further study in policy and regulatory development.
The new science of nutrigenomics and its ethical and societal challenges


Gene-diet interactions--which underlie relatively benign lactose intolerance to life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease--have long been known. But until now, scientists lacked the tools to fully understand the underlying mechanisms that cause these conditions. In recent years, however, strides in human genomics and the nutritional sciences have allowed for the advancement of a new science--dubbed nutrigenomics. Although this science may lead to personalized nutrition and dietary recommendations that can mitigate, prevent, or cure sickness, current oversight mechanisms and regulations for emerging direct-to-public nutrigenomic tests are still in their infancy.

Science, Society, and the Supermarket: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nutrigenomics discusses the many ethical, legal, and social challenges presented by nutrigenomics. Concerning itself with the basic uses of nutrigenomic research as well as its clinical and commercial aspects, this text sheds light on such issues as:
* Opportunities and challenges for nutrigenomics
* The science of nutrigenomics
* The ethics of nutrigenomic tests and information both in a clinical setting and by private third parties
* Alternatives for nutrigenomics service delivery
* Nutrigenomics and the regulation of health claims for foods and drugs
* Equity and access to nutrigenomics in industrialized and developing countries
* Intellectual property issues

By taking a proactive bioethical stance on the subject, Science, Society, and the Supermarket offers a thorough and timely analysis on both the benefits and risks of nutrigenomics. Along with a thought-provoking examination of the issues, this book provides ethical guidelines and recommendations for further study in policy and regulatory development.

More info:

Publish date: Dec 22, 2006
Added to Scribd: Jun 02, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780470055496
List Price: $90.95 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
See more
See less

05/18/2014

177

9780470055496

$90.95

USD

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 4 to 24 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 28 to 39 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 43 to 52 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 56 to 84 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 88 to 177 are not shown in this preview.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download