Prevention of Obesity and Personalized Nutrition: Public and Private Health

  • Michiel KorthalsEmail author
Part of the The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics book series (LEAF, volume 18)


As we stated in Chapter 5, two of three main areas of ethical concern connected with nutrigenomics are the relationship between public or social health and nutrition and personalized or individualized health and nutrition and the relation between food and health. Efficacy reasons (Lang and Heasman, 2005, 118) or ethical reasons (UKPHA, 2004) are called upon to support public health policies.


Food Choice Ethical Concern Genetic Profile Individual Autonomy Personalized Nutrition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhilosophyWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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