Considering the path of nutrigenomics: a pragmatic ethical approach

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


Nutrigenomics research promises a future in which health risks of different diets can be exactly calculated on a personal basis. This seems great, but we need to consider how this will change our ideas about eating and health, and reflect on the ethical consequences of such a change. Therefore normative assumptions are compared within nutrigenomics research with norms about food, genes and health in everyday life.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Korthals, Michiel, Promotor
  • te Molder, Hedwig, Co-promotor
Award date17 May 2013
Place of PublicationS.l.
Print ISBNs9789461735195
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • nutrigenomics
  • ethics
  • nutrition and health
  • nutrition
  • food
  • health
  • research
  • health behaviour
  • lifestyle
  • genes
  • consumer behaviour

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