Nutrigenomics, your genome’s desire
Ok, what does it mean?
With all of the high-tech tests, they search for genomic differences, gene damages in you, then they can help what to eat. It’s important because like that you have less chance to get some kind of diseases. It should be a crucial part of health monitoring in the future. You could avoid getting colon or stomach cancer, inflammation of the gallbladder, etc.
Genome damage rate is affected by inherited defects in genes coding for DNA repair, cell cycle checkpoints, and antioxidant enzymes it is becoming increasingly evident that such defects may be acquired due to deficiency in cofactors required for DNA synthesis and repair enzymes and as a result of silencing of such genes due to altered genome methylation.
An ultimate goal of this field of study is to define the optimal daily dietary intake levels and upper safety limits for each micro- and macro-nutrient using validated genome damage biomarkers. Sounds great?
A recent medicalnewstoday.com article says:
In the USA there are claims you can make your children more intelligent by tailoring their diet according to their genetic make-up. There is also the ‘DNA diet’ which claims you can lose weight and tone up, and even live longer by following advice based on analysis of your DNA. These tests are available over the internet so there’s nothing to stop the British public from buying them also.
“Nutrigenomics is an emerging new field which could potentially transform our view of nutrition. The work of Dr Paulo Saukko and her team at Exeter, is extremely topical coming at a time when we are bombarded by mixed messages about implication of our diet and lifestyle.”
That’s why I’ve asked an expert in naturopathy to give me an interview. I’m waiting for the answer…