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The DF Medica Blog

The DF Medica blog is dedicated to Nutrigenetics and personalized healthcare and, thanks to the contribution from our Science Advisory Board and field experts, aims at being a space for constant education, always up-to-date with new scientific findings and innovative approaches in the field of applied genetics.

26 October 2017

Vitamin A metabolism: genes affect efficiency and eating behaviour

Vitamin A metabolism: genes affect efficiency and eating behaviour

A Japanese study confirms genetic variability affects Vitamin A synthesis and consequently signals craving for fruit

06 July 2017

24 June – Educational event: Nutrigenetics as innovative and personalized approach to patient health

24 June – Educational event: Nutrigenetics as innovative and personalized approach to patient health

From scientific research, new strategies to be integrated in nutritional practice for a truly personalized approach to the health of your patients. Thanking all participants who contributed in making the day come alive with their interest and involvement in discussing the event’s topics

10 May 2017

Iron metabolism disorders: the gene behind hereditary Hemochromatosis is key to preventive diagnosis

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Iron metabolism disorders: the gene behind hereditary Hemochromatosis is key to preventive diagnosis

Iron overload is hazardous for health and mutations of HFE gene can predict the development of hereditary hemochromatosis in risk subjects and represent a simple strategy for early diagnosi.

26 April 2017

DNA Day 2017

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DNA Day 2017

DNA Day 2017: an occasion to celebrate the great discoveries of the past and look to the future of research engaged in the improvement of our lives.

11 April 2017

Season’s temptations: beneficial effects of chocolate according to research

Season’s temptations: beneficial effects of chocolate according to research

Chocolate is a temptation at Easter as well as all year round, however reasonable consumption could benefit our health in many ways according to research.

05 April 2017

Closed-door event Nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and epigenetics for a modern approach to preventive medicine

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Closed-door event Nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and epigenetics for a modern approach to preventive medicine

Revealing insights from the closed-door event organized by DF Medica at the University of Salerno with lectures about progress in the fields of Genetics and Genomics connected to nutrition and health prevention in an evolutionary perspectiveRevealing insights from the closed-door event organized by DF Medica at the University of Salerno with lectures about progress in the fields of Genetics and Genomics connected to nutrition and health prevention in an evolutionary perspective

27 March 2017

Nutrigenetic science teaming up with professional female Volleyball

Nutrigenetic science teaming up with professional female Volleyball

DF Medica has started a scientific project with the Italian A1 series female Volley team UYBA and will introduce the innovation of Nutrigenetic programmes in professional sport practice

14 March 2017

Oxidative Stress and menopause: gene variant involved in oxidant/antioxidant balance can alter a biomarkers in the blood

Oxidative Stress and menopause: gene variant involved in oxidant/antioxidant balance can alter a biomarkers in the blood

A gene variation could predict higher oxidative stress levels in healthy individuals and especially in postmenopausal women according to research.

07 March 2017

Gene associated to variability in fat mass accumulation and affected by cyrcadian rythms

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Gene associated to variability in fat mass accumulation and affected by cyrcadian rythms

Gene PLIN1 encoding for the Perilipin protein could predict patient susceptibility to be affected by circadian rhythms and eating times in fat mass accumulation.

01 March 2017

DF Medica in London to contribute in reversing the clock on biological ageing through Nutrigenetics

DF Medica in London to contribute in reversing the clock on biological ageing through Nutrigenetics

Reversing the clock on biological ageing – an educational event in the heart of London which offered the opportunity to share knowledge on the topic of applied Genetics in healthcare practice.

22 February 2017

An insight into the general public’s perception towards Nutrigenetic testing and personalized nutrition

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An insight into the general public’s perception towards Nutrigenetic testing and personalized nutrition

Research reveals positive perception of the public towards personalized nutrition strategies based on genetic makeup and crucial influencing factors such as disease prevention and healthy ageing

18 January 2017

Save the date! 25 Feb - Reversing the clock on biological ageing: the key role of Nutrigenetics according to Professor Scapagnini

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Save the date! 25 Feb - Reversing the clock on biological ageing: the key role of Nutrigenetics according to Professor Scapagnini

Genetic factors and functional substances that impact biological ageing and how to reverse the clock according to world scientist Professor Scapagnini: outstanding event coming up in February

03 January 2017

The role of nutrigenetics in the personalized approach to nutrition

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The role of nutrigenetics in the personalized approach to nutrition

Applied genetics is innovating healthcare practice and has established itself in providing practitioners with the highest degree of personalization as the leading method for the future of nutrition endorsed by a solid scientific framework.

06 December 2016

Gluten related disorders: the solution could be preventive screening

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Gluten related disorders: the solution could be preventive screening

Positivity for HLA markers at genetic level represents a useful preventive screening test for the identification of gluten-related disorders through a painless and non-invasive method.

02 December 2016

Homocysteine: the genetic factors influencing plasma concentration

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Homocysteine: the genetic factors influencing plasma concentration

At DNA level there are a variety of risk factors to be considered responsible for high concentrations of homocysteine: those implied in the enzyme activity of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase and those implied in the alteration of the normal biochemical and metabolic asset of homocysteine.

 
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