Kenneth Westerman

Kenneth Westerman

Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University • Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition

Diet response prediction using epigenetic data

A number of diets have the potential to improve cardiovascular health, but it has not yet been possible to predict which diet will work best for a given individual. We are developing statistical models using epigenetic markers (those reflecting non-genetic influences on genetic expression) to predict long-term changes in cardiovascular risk factors in response to different diets, and thus enable personalized dietary recommendations for long-term cardiovascular health.

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