Scientists at the University of Ulster and Portugal's University of Porto questioned 6,000 people across six countries and found that the majority would be conducive to the idea.
Furthermore, over a quarter of respondents said they would also be willing to follow a personalised diet based on the results of genetic testing in order to reduce the risk of developing illnesses such as chronic heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Study authors said they were encouraged that a significant proportion of Europe’s population would agree to genetic profiling and a personalised diet.
Additionally, the research also analysed how personalised nutrition, known as ‘nutri-genomics’, may reduce the risk of disease by preventing metabolic syndrome – a collection of factors including obesity, high blood pressure, blood sugar control and abnormal cholesterol.
Dr Barbara Stewart-Knox, from the University of Ulster, said: ‘Nutri-genomics could be crucial in shaping the future of public health care and health promotion.’
The study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.