by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.
You may have heard of the nature versus nurture debate.
Is it your genes (nature) or is it your environment (nurture) that determine who you are?
Although the debate has raged for years, the latest research has confirmed that it is a combination of the two (Polderman et al., 2015).
But what would you say if we told you that the “nature” part (your genes) could also be nurtured?
Could the foods you eat change your DNA?
If so, how?
Learn about the latest on nutritional epigenetics in our brand-new Science Report.
Grab “From Food to DNA: Can Gene Expression be Changed?” below:
Conveniently download this 40-page science report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.
Topics covered in this report:
- Nature or nurture… who’s in control?
- Your genetic code
- Mendel’s green and yellow peas
- Many forms of expressing yourself
- Same code, different expression?
- Genetic-epigenetic interactions
- Methylation: the “off” button
- Genes aren’t your destiny
- Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
- Nutrigenomics examples
- What is a functional food?
- So, which foods are functional?
- Benefits of functional plant foods (table)
- Histone deacetylases (HDACs)
- HDACs and disease development
- So, where’s the good news?
- Preventing hyper-methylation
- The French Paradox…
- Pass the spices…
- (Green) tea for two
- The darker side of epigenetics
- Your key takeaways
- Learn more
- References and resources
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Once you've had the chance to read, we’d love to know:
How would you change your diet after reading this report?
Which foods will you get in your next groceries shopping?
What was the most surprising thing you learned?
Leave a comment sharing your thoughts with us and your fellow readers.