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Powerful nutritional epigenetic influences


Gene expression without changes in the DNA sequence


Could your grandmother's diet affect your health?

Epigenetics is all about turning 'on' or 'off' 'switches' or 'tags' on our DNA. It may be defined as '‘the study of heritable changes in genome function that occur without a change in DNA sequence".

Nutrition is often underestimated in terms of the impact it can have on the health of an individual and yet here we have a powerful mechanism in the world of genetic expression that has at its very core a solid nutritional basis.

Methylation was shown to be the mechanism by which unhealthy, obese and diabetes prone pregnant Agouti Yellow mice could produce healthy thin brown baby mice by being fed a diet rich in the precursors that aid the methylation process.

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