Bethesda, MD - (January 18, 2006) -- Every day, Americans review the calorie, fat content, and other nutrients of the foods they eat in the endless warfare to control weight. But there is another consideration to what we eat -- the chemicals in foods and supplements that alter the molecular expression and structure of our individual genetic makeup.
Nutrigenomics: The Food We Consume and Its Impact on Our Individual Makeup
This interaction is known as "nutrigenomics," a newly emerging scientific and physiological process that examines what a person consumes via foods, nutrients supplements and pharmaceuticals, and the impact it has on the individual directly and through their personal genome.
At this time, there is little research on how nutrients and other micro-molecules impact a person's genes. The study of nutrigenomics is the first giant step in filling this void.
The evolution of this science is the subject of a presentation being offered by two highly regarded scientists. They are Michael C. Falk, Ph.D., Executive Director, the Life Sciences Research Office, Inc. (LSRO), located in Bethesda, MD, and Frederic Abramson, Ph.D., S.M., Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, AlphaGenics, Rockville, MD. They will be discussing the interaction between our diet and our DNA in a presentation entitled, "What You Eat Can't Kill You, But…Your DNA Won't Save You." Their presentations are being held at the Tech Council of Maryland, a division of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, on January 26, 2005, from 7:30-9:30 AM.
About Mike Falk
Dr. Falk is a graduate of Bates College in Chemistry, Cornell University (1976) Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Minor in Organic Chemistry, with a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (1975-1978). He has conducted research and published in the fields of biochemistry, food and nutrition policy, and biomedical sciences. Since 1998 he has led LSRO, a leading think tank/consulting firm providing expert scientific analysis, advice and services to the corporate and government communities in risk analysis, food and nutrition, toxicology, and biomedical sciences.
For more than 40 years, the Life Sciences Research Office, Inc. (LSRO) has provided expert scientific evaluation, advice and services to the government and private sectors. Highly regarded for our distinctive approach, we tap the knowledge of the scientific community to direct global leaders to intelligent, science-based decisions. We offer a flexible portfolio of services and publications that are timely, accurate and unbiased. We invite you to see how LSRO can be an indispensable part of your strategic future.
New Website at WWW.LSRO.ORG
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