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  1. Obesity is a serious disease with a complex etiology characterized by overaccumulation of adiposity resulting in detrimental health outcomes. Given the liver’s critical role in the biological processes that at...

    Authors: Phoebe Yam, Melissa VerHague, Jody Albright, Erik Gertz, Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena and Brian J. Bennett
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:13
  2. Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) sensitivity, a sensory trait mediated by the bitter taste receptor 38 (TAS2R38), has been described as a promising biomarker of health status or disease risk. The aim of this cross-se...

    Authors: Marta Trius-Soler, Paz A. Bersano-Reyes, Clara Góngora, Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós, Gema Nieto and Juan J. Moreno
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:12
  3. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) targeting has been revealed to be an appealing strategy for the treatment and management of atrial fibrillation (AF). In this research, we aimed to explore the mechanisms of miR-205-5p in re...

    Authors: Zezhou Xiao, Yu Xie, Fangze Huang, Jie Yang, Ximao Liu, Xuefeng Lin, Peng Zhu and Shaoyi Zheng
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:11
  4. The development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is highly influenced by complex interactions between genetic and environmental (dietary and lifestyle) factors. While vitamin C (ascorbic acid, AA) has been s...

    Authors: Chung-Lin Jiang, Chang-Yu Tsao and Yi-Ching Lee
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:10
  5. We examined the influence of superoxide dismutase 3 (SOD3) Arg213Gly and Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated α-Receptor (PPARα) 7G/C polymorphisms to a single dose of purple grape juice supplementation on time-t...

    Authors: Bruno Rafael Virginio de Sousa, Lydiane de Lima Tavares Toscano, Eder Jackson Bezerra de Almeida Filho, Klécia Farias Sena, Matheus Silveira Costa, Rebeka Correia de Souza Cunha, Jullyana de Souza Siqueira Quintans, Luana Heimfarth, Aline Telles Biasoto Marques, Darcilene Fiuza da Silva, Luis Felipe Castelli Correia de Campos, Darlene Camati Persuhn and Alexandre Sérgio Silva
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:9
  6. Early life vitamin D exposure is linked to later skeletal health with maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy associated with neonatal bone mass. The MAVIDOS study has demonstrated that vitamin D supplementatio...

    Authors: Nevena Krstic, Nick Bishop, Beth Curtis, Cyrus Cooper, Nick Harvey, Karen Lilycrop, Robert Murray, Robert Owen, Gwen Reilly, Tim Skerry and Steph Borg
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:7
  7. Genetic instability leads to genome mutations, changes in nucleotide sequences, rearrangements, and gains or losses of part of the chromosomes. This instability can initiate and develop cancer. This study eval...

    Authors: Abeer A. Khamis, Rana M. Ibrahim, Gad B. El-hefnawy, Wafaa M. Ibrahim and Ehab M. Ali
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:6
  8. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is characterized by the coexistence of disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity and is affected by genetic factors. Previous genome-wide association studi...

    Authors: Woo Jeong Choi and Dayeon Shin
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:5
  9. Cancer therapy targeting programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1 or CD279) or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1 or CD274) gives hope to Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma (TSCC) treatment. However, the tumor-intrinsic me...

    Authors: Mingjing Peng, Songqing Fan, Junjun Li, Xiao Zhou, Qianjin Liao, Faqing Tang and Wei Liu
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:3
  10. Vitamin D (Vit-D) promotes vascular repair and its deficiency is closely linked to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hypertension. Whether genetially predicted vitamin D status (serologica...

    Authors: Yap-Hang Chan, C. Mary Schooling, Jie V. Zhao, Shiu-Lun Au Yeung, Jo Jo Hai, G. Neil Thomas, Kar-Keung Cheng, Chao-Qiang Jiang, Yuen-Kwun Wong, Ka-Wing Au, Clara S. Tang, Chloe Y. Y. Cheung, Aimin Xu, Pak-Chung Sham, Tai-Hing Lam, Karen Siu-Ling Lam…
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2022 17:1
  11. Worldwide, the prevalence of obesity and insulin resistance has grown dramatically. Gene expression profiling in blood represents a powerful means to explore disease pathogenesis, but the potential impact of i...

    Authors: Marianthi Kalafati, Martina Kutmon, Chris T. Evelo, Carla J. H. van der Kallen, Casper G. Schalkwijk, Coen D. A. Stehouwer, B. I. O. S. Consortium, Ellen E. Blaak, Marleen M. J. van Greevenbroek and Michiel Adriaens
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:22
  12. Copy number (CN) variation (CNV) of the salivary amylase gene (AMY1) influences the ability to digest starch and may influence glucose homeostasis, obesity and gut microbiota composition. Hence, the aim was to ex...

    Authors: Mary Farrell, Stina Ramne, Phébée Gouinguenet, Louise Brunkwall, Ulrika Ericson, Anne Raben, Peter M. Nilsson, Marju Orho-Melander, Yvonne Granfeldt, Juscelino Tovar and Emily Sonestedt
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:21
  13. Circulating branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) increase the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The genetic variants in the BCAA metabolic pathway influence the individual metabolic ability of BCAAs and may affect ...

    Authors: Weiqi Wang, Zengjiao Liu, Lin Liu, Tianshu Han, Xue Yang and Changhao Sun
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:20
  14. Until now, observational studies have explored the impact of vitamin C intake on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk, however, reported ambiguous findings. To develop effective therapies or prevention, the causal li...

    Authors: Haijie Liu, Yan Zhang, Yang Hu, Haihua Zhang, Tao Wang, Zhifa Han, Shan Gao, Longcai Wang and Guiyou Liu
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:19
  15. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is a reliable and efficient method for quantitation of gene expression. Due to the increased use of qPCR in examining nutrient-gene interactions, it is i...

    Authors: Joanna L. Fiddler and Stephen L. Clarke
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:17
  16. Nutrient composition of vegetarian diets is greatly different from that of omnivore diets, which may fundamentally influence the gut microbiota and fecal metabolites. The interactions between diet pattern and ...

    Authors: Xinqi Deng, Jiangtao Si, Yonglong Qu, Li Jie, Yuansong He, Chunguo Wang and Yuping Zhang
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:16
  17. Vitamin D status has been associated with the presence and severity of several premenstrual symptoms (PMSx) in some, but not all studies. Inconsistencies among findings may be explained by unaccounted genetic ...

    Authors: Alicia C. Jarosz, Daniel Noori, Tara Zeitoun, Bibiana Garcia-Bailo and Ahmed El-Sohemy
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:15

    The Correction to this article has been published in Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:18

  18. Given the key role of methionine (Met) in biological processes like protein translation, methylation, and antioxidant defense, inadequate Met supply can limit performance. This study investigated the effect of...

    Authors: Stella Romanet, Jörg R. Aschenbach, Robert Pieper, Jürgen Zentek, John K. Htoo, Rose A. Whelan and Lucia Mastrototaro
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:14
  19. It is reported that circular RNAs (circRNAs) play a key role in atherosclerosis (AS). Foam cell formation, which is the main feature of AS, can be significantly inhibited by cholesterol efflux.

    Authors: Jie Liu, Yue Wei, Yong Lin, Peiwen Zhang, Zhexiao Zhang, Hairong Huang, Hongfu Wu and Tangbin Zou
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:13
  20. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) have shown promise as a tissue sensitive to subtle and possibly systemic transcriptomic changes, and as such may be useful in identifying responses to weight loss int...

    Authors: Kaitlin Day, Aimee L. Dordevic, Helen Truby, Melissa C. Southey, Susan Coort and Chiara Murgia
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:12
  21. In recent years, the exciting emergence of circulating miRNAs as stable, reproducible, and consistent among individuals has opened a promising research opportunity for the detection of non-invasive biomarkers....

    Authors: Giuseppe Iacomino, Fabio Lauria, Paola Russo, Antonella Venezia, Nunzia Iannaccone, Pasquale Marena, Wolfgang Ahrens, Stefaan De Henauw, Dénes Molnár, Gabriele Eiben, Ronja Foraita, Antje Hebestreit, Giannis Kourides, Luis A. Moreno, Toomas Veidebaum and Alfonso Siani
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:10
  22. Previous observational studies have provided conflicting results on the association between serum iron status and the risk of breast cancer. Considering the relevance of this relationship to breast cancer prev...

    Authors: Chenyang Hou, Qingzhi Hou, Xing Xie, Huifeng Wang, Yueliang Chen, Tingxi Lu, Qunying Wu, Yongcong Liang, Yanling Hu and Yuang Mao
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:9
  23. Chronic exposure of pancreatic β cells to high levels of stearic acid (C18:0) leads to impaired insulin secretion, which accelerates the progression of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Recently, long noncoding...

    Authors: Rui Guo, Yunjin Zhang, Yue Yu, Shenghan Su, Qingrui Zhao, Xia Chu, Shenglong Li, Huimin Lu✉ and Changhao Sun
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:8

    The Correction to this article has been published in Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:11

  24. Blueberries contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds with high in vitro antioxidant capacities. Their consumption has been associated with improved vascular and metabolic health.

    Authors: Michèle Rousseau, Justine Horne, Frédéric Guénard, Juan de Toro-Martín, Véronique Garneau, Valérie Guay, Michèle Kearney, Geneviève Pilon, Denis Roy, Patrick Couture, Charles Couillard, André Marette and Marie-Claude Vohl
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:7
  25. This study aimed to evaluate the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of vitamin D metabolic pathway genes with susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB).

    Authors: Tian-Ping Zhang, Shuang-Shuang Chen, Gen-You Zhang, Si-Jiu Shi, Li Wei and Hong-Miao Li
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:6
  26. Fermented foods are ubiquitous in human diets and often lauded for their sensory, nutritious, and health-promoting qualities. However, precise associations between the intake of fermented foods and health have...

    Authors: Katherine J. Li, Elske M. Brouwer-Brolsma, Kathryn J. Burton-Pimentel, Guy Vergères and Edith J. M. Feskens
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:5
  27. Previous studies have found the important gene-diet interactions on type 2 diabetes (T2D) incident but have not followed branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), even though they have shown heterogeneous effectiven...

    Authors: Weiqi Wang, Haiyang Jiang, Ziwei Zhang, Wei Duan, Tianshu Han and Changhao Sun
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:4
  28. Despite the increasing number of personalized nutrition services available on the market, nutrigenomics-based level of personalization is still the exception rather than a mainstream activity. This can be part...

    Authors: Zoltán Szakály, Bence Kovács, Márk Szakály, Dorka T. Nagy-Pető, Péter Popovics and Marietta Kiss
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:3
  29. Periconceptional folic acid (FA) supplementation not only reduces the incidence of neural tube defects, but also improves cognitive performances in offspring. However, the genes or pathways that are epigenetic...

    Authors: Xinyan Wang, Zhenshu Li, Yun Zhu, Jing Yan, Huan Liu, Guowei Huang and Wen Li
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2021 16:1
  30. Increased adipogenesis and altered adipocyte function contribute to the development of obesity and associated comorbidities. Fructose modified adipocyte metabolism compared to glucose, but the regulatory mecha...

    Authors: Giulia Tini, Vijayalakshmi Varma, Rosario Lombardo, Greg T. Nolen, Gregory Lefebvre, Patrick Descombes, Sylviane Métairon, Corrado Priami, Jim Kaput and Marie-Pier Scott-Boyer
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:21
  31. This study aimed to quantitatively summarize the evidence for VDR BsmI gene polymorphism and osteoporosis risk in postmenopausal women.

    Authors: Jun Long Liao, Qiang Qin, Yong Sheng Zhou, Ru Ping Ma, He Chao Zhou, Mao Rong Gu, Yun Ping Feng, Bo Yuan Wang and Ling Yang
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:20
  32. Cardiometabolic diseases are complex traits which are influenced by several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Thus, analysing the combined effects of multiple gene variants might provide a better underst...

    Authors: Sooad Alsulami, A. S. Aji, U. Ariyasra, S. R. Sari, N. Tasrif, F. F. Yani, J. A. Lovegrove, I. R. Sudji, N. I. Lipoeto and K. S. Vimaleswaran
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:19
  33. This study evaluated gene-nutrition interactions between folate and the aberrant DNA methylation of tumor suppressor genes in different stages of carcinogenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).

    Authors: Shaokang Wang, Da Pan, Ming Su, Guiling Huang and Guiju Sun
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:18
  34. Grapes and berries are two types of widely consumed fruits characterized by a high content in different phytochemicals. However, their accurate dietary assessment is particularly arduous, because of the alread...

    Authors: M. Ulaszewska, M. Garcia-Aloy, N. Vázquez-Manjarrez, M. T. Soria-Florido, R. Llorach, F. Mattivi and C. Manach
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:17
  35. Nutrigenomics is an emerging science that studies the relationship between genes, diet and nutrients that can help prevent chronic disease. The development of this science depends on whether the public accept ...

    Authors: Muhammad Adzran Che Mustapa, Latifah Amin and Lynn J. Frewer
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:16
  36. Obesity is characterized by low-grade chronic inflammation and an excess of adipose tissue. The ASC gene encodes a protein that is part of the NLRP3 inflammasome, a cytosolic multiprotein complex that is associat...

    Authors: Elisa Barrón-Cabrera, Karina González-Becerra, Gustavo Rosales-Chávez, Alondra Mora-Jiménez, Iván Hernández-Cañaveral and Erika Martínez-López
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:15
  37. Testosterone deficiency in men is clinically associated with the development of metabolic syndrome, which manifests as obesity, hepatic steatosis, and type-2 diabetes. We investigated the effects of castration...

    Authors: Myunggi Baik, Jin Young Jeong, Seung Ju Park, Seon Pil Yoo, Jin Oh. Lee, Jae Sung Lee, Md Najmul Haque and Hyun-Jeong Lee
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:14
  38. The association with obesity of a common variant near the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene (rs17782313) has been indicated in various studies. Adherence to dietary quality indices also have shown to have po...

    Authors: Mahdieh Khodarahmi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:13
  39. Adiponectin and resistin are typically secreted by the adipose tissue and are abnormally expressed in obesity. However, the underlying influential factors and mechanisms are to be elucidated. It is well known ...

    Authors: Hongyang Yao, Chaonan Fan, Yuanyuan Lu, Xiuqin Fan, Lulu Xia, Ping Li, Rui Wang, Tiantian Tang, Yuanyuan Wang and Kemin Qi
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:12
  40. Consumption of fruit and vegetable is a key component of a healthy and sustainable diet. However, their accurate dietary assessment remains a challenge. Due to errors in self-reporting methods, the available d...

    Authors: N. Vázquez-Manjarrez, M. Ulaszewska, M. Garcia-Aloy, F. Mattivi, G. Praticò, L. O. Dragsted and C. Manach
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:11
  41. We previously built a genetic risk score (GRS) highly predictive of the plasma triglyceride (TG) response to an omega-3 fatty acid (n-3 FA) supplementation from marine sources. The objective of the present stu...

    Authors: Bastien Vallée Marcotte, Janie Allaire, Frédéric Guénard, Juan de Toro-Martín, Patrick Couture, Benoît Lamarche and Marie-Claude Vohl
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:10
  42. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) overactivation, associated with increased inflammatory process, may act as a risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Dietary fat may influence the ECS tone. The aim of t...

    Authors: Sevda Saleh-Ghadimi, Mohammad Alizadeh, Hamed Jafari-Vayghan, Masoud Darabi, Ali Golmohammadi and Sorayya Kheirouri
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:9
  43. MicroRNAs are emerging as new mediators in the regulation of adipocyte physiology and have been approved to play a role in obesity. Despite several studies have focused on microRNA expression profiles and func...

    Authors: Elham M. Youssef, Asmaa M. Elfiky, BanglySoliman, Nourhan Abu-Shahba and Mahmoud M. Elhefnawi
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:8
  44. Numerous studies acknowledged the importance of an adequate vegetable consumption for human health. However, current methods to estimate vegetable intake are often prone to measurement errors due to self-repor...

    Authors: Elske M. Brouwer-Brolsma, Beate Brandl, Marion E. C. Buso, Thomas Skurk and Claudine Manach
    Citation: Genes & Nutrition 2020 15:7

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