Everyone is unique. Generalised information on diet and nutrition does not work. Researchers have only recently begun to compare the results of personalized nutrition programs with more generalised dietary guidance.
However, there’s emerging evidence that personalised nutrition plans could be better for managing health conditions like type 2 diabetes. And people may be more likely to follow them. In a systematic review researchers examined evidence from 11 studies investigating the effect of personalised nutrition compared with general diet advice on healthy adults.
The researchers concluded that when people received personalized nutrition advice, they were more likely to improve their diets than those who received more general guidance.
One study, involving over 1,200 participants, found that those who received a 6-month personalised nutrition intervention went on to eat less red meat, salt, and saturated fat, and saw greater improvements in their overall diet than those who received general nutrition advice.
Experts also suggest that personalised nutrition is more effective than general advice for preventing or managing diabetes.
In a systematic review, researchers examined evidence from 11 studies investigating the effect of personalised nutrition compared with general diet advice on healthy adults.
To learn more about personalised nutritional advice and how it can benefit you – book a consultation with our resident nutritional therapist, Edelle O’Doherty-Nickels.
Edelle O’Doherty-Nickels BSc, PGDip, Reg NT. Edelle is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, graduating with Distinction. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics and an Honours Degree in Chemistry from Trinity College, Dublin. Edelle will provide you with trusted health and nutrition help and advice.
Edelle specialises in functional medicine and her area of interest are weight management, hormonal changes, gut support, microbiome, epigenetics and toxicity and how they influence the development of chronic illnesses, but especially how they influence the brain and brain function.
Edelle will assess, diagnose, educate, and offer you nutritional solution that are customised to your needs and lifestyle.