Nutritional Science: Evolving approaches to Molecular Homeostasis

  • Garima Pandey
  • abhay kumar pandey Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal
  • SS pandey
  • BL Pandey
Keywords: Nutrition, Synergy, Homeostasis, Nutrigenomics, Chronic disease prevention

Abstract

Consumption of whole organisms by one another forms natural characteristic of food chains and apparent determinant of consistency of basic molecular constitution of live beings through the evolutionary sojourn. Progress in nutrition science appears best in consistency to nature’s health code in whole dietetic patterns, programmed for molecular homeostasis. Food production, consumption and utilization have been changing, posing challenges to address disturbances in homeostasis. With simple beginning of defining standard daily intakes, the task in nutrition science progressively gets complex. Impact of disturbed homeostasis is neither transient nor isolated as revealed by metabolic and genomic studies. It may cover within its fold the vulnerabilities from host-pathogen interactions to genesis of variety of chronic diseases and disability. Multidisciplinary advances in science including recent surge in genomics redefine approaches to address perspectives of molecular homeostasis. The very science of human nutrition however may sail to aspired destinations through disciplined adherence to holistic pursuits with new and traditional means and simultaneous awareness to environmental and social facts besides biomedicine.

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Published
2015-06-28
Section
Reviews