Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). What are their Roles? – Book Review

Book Title
: Buku Ajar Nutrigenomik dan Nutrigenetik bagi Mahasiswa Gizi
: Harry Freitag Luglio Muhammad, Dian Caturini Sulistyoningrum, Rio Jati Kusuma, Anggi Laksmita Dewi, Iffa Karina
: Gadjah Mada University Press
: 978-602-386-992-3

Currently, global attention is focused on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective of SDGs is to achieve sustainable development in various aspects of life. One of these goals is to ensure a healthy life and improve the well-being of all people of all ages. This goal reflects a commitment to providing universal access to quality healthcare services and efforts to enhance health conditions and well-being for all layers of society worldwide.

In the past few decades, there has been a shift in the disease burden from infectious diseases to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). NCDs account for approximately 74% of all global deaths. Similarly, in Indonesia, about 69% of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) lost are attributed to NCDs, including cancer, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. In the context of the third Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Good Health and Well-being, one of the targets for 2030 is to reduce premature deaths caused by NCDs by one-third through prevention and treatment efforts.

With the rapid advancements in healthcare technology, a new branch of science has emerged known as nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics. As mentioned in this book, nutrigenomics examines the interaction between nutrient intake (macronutrients, micronutrients, and bioactive compounds) and gene expression within the body. Meanwhile, nutrigenetics focuses on studying how an individual's genetic variations can influence their response to nutritional intake. Through a deeper understanding of these two branches of science, it is expected that doors will open towards a personalized approach to nutrition and health, aligning with the unique needs of each individual.

In this book, the author provides a detailed explanation of nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, genetic variations, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNPs), chromosome structure and organization, and gene expression. Not only that, but the author also elucidates human genetics and the terminology commonly used in this field to facilitate a better understanding of genetics. Beyond the foundational explanations, the book presents case examples of nutrigenetics and how genetic variations can impact nutritional requirements. The cases discussed include phenylketonuria, lactose intolerance, galactosemia, and deficient aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme.

Another advantage of this book is the presence of dedicated chapters addressing nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and heart diseases, cancer, and obesity. In these chapters, readers can gain a more detailed understanding of the biological mechanisms, existing genetic variations, interactions between genes and dietary factors, and appropriate nutritional recommendations. For instance, there is a discussion on the genetic variation in the APOA2 gene, where individuals with the CC genotype are responsive to saturated fats, thereby having a higher risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases. The recommended diet for individuals with the CC genotype in the APOA2 gene is to reduce saturated fat intake to mitigate the associated risks.

This book is highly suitable for nutrition students and practitioners interested in exploring the branches of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics in the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare technology. The nutrigenomic and nutrigenetic approaches outlined in the book are incredibly beneficial in providing precise nutritional recommendations tailored to the genetic variations of each individual, especially concerning the prevention and treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This knowledge is anticipated to continue to advance and play a pivotal role in achieving the third goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is Good Health and Well-being. This book can be found in the Borrowing and Returning Book Room of the UGM Library.

Contributor: Annisa Fitria Nur Azizah

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Toyagama: Drinking Water Solution at UGM Library and Archives That Keeps Visitors Comfortable for Hours!


Visitors of the UGM Library and Archives are currently utilizing the Toyagama facilities

Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Library and Archives provides a self-service drinking water facility commonly known as Toyagama.

Yogyakarta, March 19, 2024 - The Toyagama Drinking Water Supply System (SPAM) is an initiative aimed at providing self-service drinking water for the academic community at Universitas Gadjah Mada, including the Library and Archives. The provision of Toyagama is one of UGM's efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 6, which aims to ensure adequate access to clean water for everyone.

Strategically located within the library, the provision of Toyagama enhances access to clean water for users and supports the achievement of universal access to clean water. The users can utilize the Toyagama facilities located on the first floor of the UGM Library and Archive in the lobby area, making it convenient for the users to access the water.

The provision of Toyagama is a positive step towards creating a learning environment that supports the productivity of library users. With Toyagama available, they can manage their hydration needs efficiently. Proper hydration enhances the productivity and activities of visitors without the need to seek water sources outside the library.

Furthermore, the provision of Toyagama facilities is a tangible effort to reduce plastic waste. With Toyagama facilities available at the UGM Library and Archives, the dependency on single-use plastic water bottles can be reduced. This is undoubtedly a step towards increasing environmental awareness and supporting waste and plastic pollution management targets.

Contributor: Farahdhila Yasmin Al-Husna


Spread Love for those with Rare Disorders

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Pengunjung mengamati berbagai narasi dan foto yang ditampilkan di Pameran Lokakarya Foto ARTICURARE

The Indonesia Rare Disorders Community and Lensa Anak Terminal, in collaboration with the UGM Library and Archives are organizing a photo workshop exhibition on the compassion shown in the daily lives of children with rare disorders.

Yogyakarta, March 5, 2024 - The Lobby of the UGM Library and Archives looks different. At the main entrance, library users are welcomed by images that speak volumes with millions of words. A photo workshop exhibition titled “ARTICURARE: Articulation of Love in the Daily Lives of People with Rare Disorders” was officially opened. Held in the WOW meeting room, the opening of the exhibition was attended by representatives from UGM Library and Archives, The Indonesia Rare Disorders Community, Lensa Anak Terminal, and participants of the Articurare photo workshop. This event is a concrete form of UGM Library and Archives to realize the Sustainable Development Goals.

Erna Widayati S.E. M.M., Head of Archives at UGM Library and Archives, expressed her appreciation for this collaboration, underlining the importance of increasing awareness of the existence of people with rare disorders in society. This activity is an effort to increase awareness in reducing premature mortality due to non-communicable diseases as a form of support for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

Discussions involving photo workshop participants were also held, opening a window to the stories behind each photo on display. With the presence of various narratives and photos of the daily lives of children with rare disorders, this exhibition is a reminder of the importance of inclusion and empathy in fighting for their rights.

This exhibition can be visited in the lobby of UGM Library and Archives from March 5 to March 8, 2024. Various narratives and photos of the daily lives of children with rare disorders are a place to show the love that is present in the daily routine of children with rare disorders. The rare disorders experienced by these children include Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS), Achondroplasia, Apert Syndrome, and Crouzon Syndrome.

This event is part of the commemoration of World Rare Disease Day 2024. This event emphasizes the commitment to support the Sustainable Development Goals, especially in efforts to improve the health and welfare of society.

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Diskusi karya yang ditampilkan dalam Pameran ARTICURARE

Through partnership with various communities, UGM Library and Archives has proven its commitment in building an inclusive society and caring for all individuals, without exception. This collaboration is expected to have a significant positive impact.

Contributor: Wasilatul Baroroh

UGM Library and Archives Commence Dies Natalis Celebration with Strong Commitment to Supporting Sustainable Development Goals

The UGM Library and Archives Officially Launches Dies Natalis Series with the Theme 'Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Synergy in Supporting the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals'

Yogyakarta, March 1, 2024 - UGM Library and Archives kicked off the Dies Natalis celebration with great enthusiasm. Held at the Amphitheater of the East Wing of UGM Library and Archives, this opening event marks the 73rd anniversary of UGM Library's Dies Natalis and initiates the first series of UGM Library and Archives' Dies Natalis, scheduled to run from March to September 2024.

In this year's celebration, UGM Library and Archives adopted the theme "Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Synergy in Supporting the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals." This theme reflects the commitment of UGM Library and Archives to continuously innovate and collaborate in supporting sustainable development goals.

The opening ceremony began with a group exercise involving all staff, librarians, part-time students, and interns. This refreshing activity demonstrated the spirit of togetherness in celebrating this significant moment. Following this, Sarwono, SIP., M.A., Chair of the Dies Natalis, delivered an inspiring speech to all participants. Arif Surachman, SIP., M.B.A, Head of UGM Library and Archives, then officially opened the series of events. The ceremony concluded with a prayer led by Wahyu Supriyanto SE., M.Si.

The peak of excitement occurred during the ceremonial cutting of the tumpeng by the Head of the UGM Library and Archives, symbolizing the beginning of the celebration. The tumpeng was then presented to Mr. Wagiya and Rusiman as a token of appreciation for their dedication at work.

The event concluded with the networking in togetherness, marking the spirit of celebrating the achievements and journey of the UGM Library and Archives while looking towards a future filled with innovation and synergy in supporting Sustainable Development Goals. May this Dies Natalis serve as the beginning of a glorious journey that continues to inspire and benefit all parties involved.

(Contributor: Wasilatul Baroroh)


UGM Library and Archives Launches New Helpdesk to Enhance Information Access and Services

UGM Library and Archives Promotes Easy Access to Information and Infrastructure Development

Yogyakarta, February 20, 2024 – By enhancing accessibility to educational resources, UGM Library and Archives ensures that quality education is accessible to everyone, in line with the mission of SDGs 4 on Quality Education and SDGs 9 on Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. Upgrading the infrastructure is the library's commitment to creating a more modern and efficient space that supports educational and research activities.

The new lobby design aims to facilitate visitors of UGM Library and Archives in obtaining the information and services they need. With this new design, the library offers a more user-friendly and integrated experience. The renovated information desk is designed to reduce physical and technological barriers in information retrieval with a more ergonomic layout.

The Infodesk, located on the left side of the UGM Library and Archives entrance, provides various services such as information about collections, journals, final projects, and others available in the UGM Library and Archives. Additionally, the Infodesk also provides assistance in using the Library and Archives services available at UGM. UGM Library and Archives’s visitors, also known as "Pemustaka", can use the Infodesk services to inquire about anything related to the UGM Library and Archives.

Moreover, Pemustaka can also provide feedback and suggestions regarding library and archives services through the infodesk, which will be assisted and received by the staff there.

The presence of the Infodesk is expected to improve the quality of services and provide a better experience for Pemustaka of the UGM Library and Archives. Overall, UGM Library and Archives is taking a progressive step to not only improve user experience but also contribute to achieving the SDGs through innovation in infrastructure and information accessibility.

Contributor: Nisa Asfiya Husna

Sports Facilities for UGM Community to Support Good Health and Well-Being

74th Anniversary of UGM

"Gadjah Mada is your source. Gadjah Mada is your wellspring. Flow into the sea of dedication to the People, not to self-aggrandizement!" (Ir. Soekarno, 1st President of Indonesia. Inscribed on the plaque of the UGM Main Building)

Happy 74th Anniversary
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
(December 19, 1949 - December 19, 2023)

UGM will continue to develop as a center for learning, research, and community service. UGM will also continue to transform and nurture outstanding individuals for the best generations of the nation.

Visit from the FIBAA International Accreditation Team


In supporting Faculty of Social and Political Sciences in the accreditation process, on Tuesday, 01 August 2023, UGM Library received a visit from the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) international accreditation team. As one of the main supporting facilities on campus, UGM Library supports the teaching and learning with the support of technology.

The visit was received by the Head of UGM Library and Head of Library and Archive Information Systems, Public Relations Coordinator, and the UGM Library Team. Safirotu Khoir, Ph.D. as the Library Public Relations Coordinator explained the various facilities and services provided by the UGM Library. The FIBAA Assessor observed closely every service that UGM Library provides as parts of the assessment.


Monday Database, Journal of Internal Medicine

Happy Monday Sobat Perpus!

Minpus is happy to share information on how to access one of the journal databases subscribed by UGM Library, Journal of Internal Medicine (JIM). JIM is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes medical science primarily on internal medicine and its subspecialties. JIM is now ranked 12th among the 169 journals in the General & Internal Medicine category of the 2020 Journal Citation Report.

For access to JIM, Please follow the instruction below:

  1. Access the UGM library website then select "E-resources".
  2. Select "Access to E-Journal, Database & E-books"
  3. Click Ctrl+F then enter the keyword "JIM"
  4. Click direct link "JIM"

For more information about JIM, please swipe on the post!

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