Sulforaphane offers a solution for precision nutrition
Precision nutrition is a field in which nutrition recommendations and interventions are adjusted according to individual characteristics to prevent and control chronic diseases. The concept of "precision" originated from precision medicine mentioned in the book "Towards Precision Medicine" published by the National Research Council in 2011. With the launch of the precision medicine program in the United States in 2015, the concept of precision medicine was applied to the fields of epidemiology and public health, and "precision nutrition" was derived.
Reasonable nutrition not only lays the foundation for human growth and development and maintains normal physiological functions, but also is internationally recognized as one of the most effective and economical methods to reduce the burden and related risk factors of chronic non-communicable diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and some tumors. Since the end of 2019, the new crown pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic has been raging around the world. The "2020 Global Nutrition Report" released on May 22, 2020, combined with the background of the new coronavirus epidemic, focuses on the nutrition currently facing the world. Structural imbalance problem, it is proposed that a good nutritional state is an important basis for the human body to resist new coronary pneumonia. Therefore, improving nutritional status can not only help reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases, but also improve immunity and reduce the risk of illness and death from COVID-19. Therefore, it highlights the core position of nutrition science in promoting health and preventing and treating diseases.
According to a research report by market research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global personalized nutrition market is expected to grow from USD 8.2 billion in 2020 to USD 16.4 billion in 2025, with a CAGR of 15% during the forecast period. On the basis of geographic regions, North America will dominate the personalized nutrition industry market, while the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the fastest rate due to urbanization and growing consumer health awareness and disposable income. The increased awareness of global disease prevention and the rapid development of Internet technology caused by the epidemic in 2020 are expected to greatly accelerate the growth of the precision nutrition market.
Sulforaphane (SFN) is a health activator whose action factor is clearly defined. At present, SFN is a research hotspot in the field of biomedicine around the world. The research on SFN is constantly expanding, including precision nutrition support for cancer prevention, adjuvant treatment of diabetes, inhibition of Helicobacter pylori and intervention of mental diseases. Therefore, SFN has great potential in the application of precision nutrition.