New Delhi: You do not need to make sudden changes in your diet any more because of any hereditary disease. Nutrogenomics, the latest buzzword in the field of health sciences, can help you have your own personalised diet in accordance with the genetic makeup of your body.
Health expert Dr. Sam Rehnborg, the president of Nutrilite Health Institute, California, says that now one doesn't have to go through the depression of making a sudden change in diet because of hereditary diseases like ailments of the heart or diabetes.
Today, the genetic makeup of a person can be easily determined, leading to detection of genes which can cause certain diseases. Nutrogenomics deals with the same concept of determining a person's genetic makeup and then charting out the diet accordingly, to lower the risks of those diseases.
Other than determining the genetic constitution of a person, nutrogenomics requires a person to give such details as his age, sex, eating habits and his lifestyle for a better diagnosis of a pre-determined problem.
According to Rehnborg, one in every four Indians will suffer from diseases of the heart in another decade. "Lack of exercise, bizarre eating habits, less sleep...our lifestyle is such that we simply invite trouble. Nutrogenomics will hence help in avoiding grave situations," he told IANS.
Already available in the US, this technique will come to India in a few years time.