David M. Mutch

Associate Professor College of Biological Science Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Guelph, Ontario dmutch@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53322

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Prof. David M. Mutch leads a nutrigenomics research program at the University of Guelph to investigate how fatty acid-gene interactions contribute to the development of obesity and obesity-related complications. Using animal models, cell culture and human trials, his research program has uncovere...

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Bio/Research

Prof. David M. Mutch leads a nutrigenomics research program at the University of Guelph to investigate how fatty acid-gene interactions contribute to the development of obesity and obesity-related complications. Using animal models, cell culture and human trials, his research program has uncovered that fatty acid desaturase (FADS) genes are not only important for the synthesis of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, but also influence overall cardiometabolic health. This has prompted his team to investigate if knowledge of FADS genes can be used to personalize omega-3 dietary habits to improve an individual’s health and well-being. His ultimate goal is to use this knowledge to improve omega-3 dietary intake in the Canadian population.

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Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Deirdre Healey
healeyd@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56581

Hannah James
hjames@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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