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How diet and lifestyle can impact your family’s genetic disease risk

While you may have a family history of obesity, diabetes, heart disease or even cancer, studies on how environmental factors influence and regulate gene activity- epigenetics- suggest day-to-day choices can defy supposed genetic predispositions and fight disease. In 2000, a groundbreaking experiment at Duke University showed the large role that nutrition plays in gene expression.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is why I continually laugh at genetic testing as being the key to health care in the future.  Without understanding epigenetics and the effect of lifestyle on gene expression, you will never have all the pieces to provide better health care in future.

 

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