18 Mar '12, 1pm

Diet Affects Gene Expression: But a new study suggests that diet has an even deeper impact upon our bodies. The

Diet Affects Gene Expression: But a new study suggests that diet has an even deeper impact upon our bodies. The

We all know that our eating habits impact our health. From the proper functioning of internal organs to the appearance of our skin, in many ways, we truly are what we eat. But a new study suggests that diet has an even deeper impact upon our bodies. The Duke University study suggests that what we eat impacts the way our genes are expressed. In the study, one group of rats was fed a nutritious diet while another was fed a diet lacking in folic acid. The former group consistently maintained darker hair, while the hair of the latter became blondish in color. What’s more, the offspring of the latter group and every subsequent generation had blondish hair, as well. If we are anything like rats, then, what we eat may not only impact us – it may impact the health of our children and grandchildren. The study suggests that diet first impacts the way our genes are expressed in our o...

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