How data science feeds into nutrition and health

Nora Khaldi and Eileen Gibney tell us about the data that can be derived from food. Photo via science photo/Shutterstock The food we consume is a treasure trove of data ripe for analysis. We speak to two experts delving deep into these datasets in different ways. When Eileen Gibney started out researching nutrition, she was surprised at how much data was part of it. “When you start as a nutritionist you don’t really think that data is going to play a significant role, but everything we do, every recommendation we make, is based on a body of evidence, which will come from data,” she told us at Predict 2015, a data science conference held recently in Dublin. Nora Khaldi, founder and CSO of Nuritas, echoes this statement. “What isn’t so…


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