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Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2016

8 August 2016

Presentation at the Nutrition Society Summer Conference in Dublin

The EpiFASSTT: Epigenetic effects on children's psychosocial development in a randomised trial of folic acid supplementation in second and third trimester team contributed to the Nutrition Society Summer Conference held in Dublin 11-14 June 2016. There were approximately 400 attendees. 

The conference focus was 'New technology in nutrition research and practice'. New and emerging technologies have the potential to advance nutrition science; examples of such technologies include nutrigenomic approaches to enhance molecular phenotyping, the use of metabolomics in dietary biomarker discovery and the use of epigenetics to understand gene-environment interactions.

Aoife Caffrey from Ulster University (EpiFASSTT) presented 'Effect of folic acid supplementation in pregnancy on gene specific DNA methylation in the child: evidence from a randomised controlled trial.' The abstract will be published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.

 Please see the abstract here: Effect of folic acid abstract 2016 (PDF, 164kB)


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