Human Dietary Role class

 

This class has been defined and incorporated into CDNO release 3.0. 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 function, where a nutritional component may be associated with one or more functional categories.  

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