Molecular and transcultural nutrition.

Internal and emergency medicine

PubMedID: 23468403

Mechanick JI. Molecular and transcultural nutrition. Intern Emerg Med. 2013;8 Suppl 1S1-4.
Nutritional medicine presents significant educational and clinical challenges worldwide. Major issues include physician shortages as a result of inadequate training, increasing prevalence of metabolic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerosis, incorporation of molecular medicine into our understanding of nutrition, and lastly, an emergent transcultural variable that affecting implementation strategies. Examples of translating specific molecular targets to culturally sensitive food-based therapies are given.