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Skinner M, Lumey LH, Fleming TP, Sapienza C, Hoyo C, Aronica L, Thompson J, Nichol PF
RW-2018-Research Workshop: The Effect of Nutrition on Epigenetic Status, Growth, and Health
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr (2019) 43:627-637.
Abstract
The goal of the 2018 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Research Workshop was to explore the influence of nutrition and dietary exposure to xenobiotics on the epigenome during critical periods in development and how these exposures influence both disease incidence and severity transgenerationally. A growing compendium of research indicates that the incidence and severity of common and costly human diseases may be influenced by dietary exposures and deficiencies that modify the epigenome. The greatest periods of vulnerability to these exposures are the periconception period and early childhood. Xenobiotics in the food chain, protein malnutrition, and methyl donor deficiencies could have a profound bearing on the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and mental illness over multiple generations. The financial impact and the life burden of these diseases are enormous. These and other aspects of nutrition, epigenetics, and health are explored in this research workshop.
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Publication Date: 2019-07-01.
PMCID: PMC6625918
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