It is a study of the nutritional conditions or factors which affects the DNA indirectly by modifying epigenetic factors.
Nutrients can reverse or change epigenetic phenomena such as DNA methylation and histone modifications, thereby modifying the expression of critical genes associated with physiologic and pathologic processes, including embryonic development, aging, and carcinogenesis.It appears that nutrients and bioactive food components can influence epigenetic phenomena either by directly inhibiting enzymes that catalyze DNA methylation or histone modifications or by altering the availability of substrates necessary for those enzymatic reactions.
In this regard, nutritional epigenetics has been viewed as an attractive tool to prevent pediatric developmental diseases and cancer as well as to delay aging-associated processes. In recent years, epigenetics has become an emerging issue in a broad range of diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, inflammation, and neurocognitive disorders.
Related Journals of Nutritional Epigenetics
International Publisher of Science, Technology and Medicine, Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy, Vitamins & Minerals, Journal of Medical Epigenetics, Journal of Clinical Epigenetics, Journal of Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Nutrients.