The so-called DiOgenes (Diet, Obesity, and Genes) project will investigate a range of factors believed to influence weight gain, from diet intervention to gene-nutrient interactions. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop personalized diet-based regimes, IntegraGen said.
Initial studies will draw from a DNA bank of more than 13,000 individuals, with additional analysis carried out on samples provided from longitudinal, multi-country, dietary studies.
IntegraGen, based in
The company said that it has already identified five genes associated with obesity.
Further information about the DiOgenes project is available here.