During the past years, the concept of “Personalised Nutrition” has had a growing role in the scientific community, appearing eventually as the “response” to all the obesity problems. Despite the recognized value of nutrigenomic, nutrigenetic, epigenetic or metabolomic approaches, the reality is that the obesity epidemic continues to increase… This suggests that in addition to all the “omic” sciences, there is a need to investigate other aspects within our society in order to successfully fight obesity.
From that vision, a new concept, that of “Precision Nutrition” is born, extending beyond Personalised Nutrition, to include subjective and modifiable aspects of the individual such as behavioural and psychological aspects, religious or cultural aspects, socioeconomic status, etc. as potential factors that may influence diet, daily stress and eventually anthropometrical measures.
The main objective of this research line is to develop integrative tools for applying the results from other areas into precision nutrition.