DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – The amount of nutrition needed by each person is different based on the condition of each body, and especially based on genes in the body. Genes affect the nature, physical, health and body response to various kinds of nutrients.
Besides, the type and amount of exercise for each person is also different. Nutrition and physical exercise with the same portion, not necessarily give the same effect for everyone, but specific to one individual only.
Based on this study, clinical laboratory company Prodia, realizes how important it is to educate the public about the nutritional needs for individual, to maintain health and prevent various risks of illness.
Prodia’s community education was conducted by holding a National Seminar for general people, themed Get Nutrified? Ask Your DNA! on Saturday, June 29. The seminar introduced and explained more about Personalized Nutrition.
One of the speakers at the seminar DR. dr. Gde Ngurah Indraguna Pinatih, MSc, Akp, Sp.GK said that even “healthy” food can cause sensitivity and a certain type of food has a different risk for each person on certain diseases.
“Fast food, for example, will activate the potential of cancer cells, while foods containing sugar have the risk of inflammation. But on the other hand, these will certainly cause a risk of different diseases to people who like to eat fruit, vegetable and drink water,” he explained.
While Nur Ainsyah Oktavia, Prodia Product Specialist, revealed the importance of knowing the body’s needs to be able to pick the right food or physical activity.
This, she continued, can be done through Prodia Nutrigenomics examination, one of the series of examination by Prodia Genomics.
“Prodia Nutrigenomics is enough to be done once in a lifetime, and able to know the effect of nutrition on genes, as well as interaction between genes and nutrients that related to health, so that it can be used as a baseline and guidance for an appropriate lifestyle,” she explained.
The seminar will be presented in 22 regions in Indonesia, namely Banda Aceh, Yogyakarta, Batam, Bandung, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Lampung, Medan, Jakarta, Balikpapan, Makassar, Samarinda, Manado, Denpasar, Surabaya, Padang, Bogor, Palembang, Solo , Banjarmasin, Malang and Cirebon.