Fat-to-Fit: Bringing nutrigenomics research to Malaysia
01 March 2023
Tackling lifestyle related health issues with personalised nutrition.
Global experts, local scientists and medical professionals, and members of the public have once again been brought together in Malaysia to tackle lifestyle related diseases through precision nutrition.
This recent event took place at the National Institutes for Health (NIH), in Setia Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Attendees heard about ongoing research and the challenges of implementing a nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics-based approach to health.
Professor Vimal Karani, from the University of Reading, and Dr Anto Cordelia, from the UTAR, Malaysia lead the Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Research and Training Unit (N2RTU). Professor Karani said: “We want to accelerate nutrigenomics research in Malaysia and bring better health to communities by treating individuals with a personalised approach.
“Our events are always well attended and the message is getting out that you can actually eat yourself well. This is a crucial message, given the sharp rise in lifestyle related diseases in Malaysia.
“It is exciting that we are close to being in a position where all the disparate stakeholders are working together and helping to drive the project.”
The event was attended by the British Council Head of Education, Dr Prabha Sundram, and the MIGHT (Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology) President, Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman.
At the event, it was announced that the N2RTU project has been nominated for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2023 under the category 'Outstanding Contribution to Regional Development'.
N2RTU is funded by the British Council and MIGHT.