Dietary Role class


This class was originally defined and incorporated into CDNO release 3.0. as 'human dietary role', and then generalised to 'dietary role' in v3.2. The development of this class has included discussion on GitHub. Overall, the class aims to represent additional knowledge relating to interactions of food components with human physiological role, where a dietary chemical component may be associated with one or more functional categories, some of which may be taxa specific..  

The definition of Dietary Role is A biological role that may be assigned to a dietary nutritional component based on evidence that supports a role defined at the levels of molecular interaction, cellular process or physiological role.