Did you know that diet can change what your DNA does ? So many times people say "I have diabetes because its in my genes", but did anyone talk to you about "Epigenetics". How your diet can change your gene expression ?
Epigenetics is the study of how different biological and environmental signals affect gene expression. Rather than change DNA itself, epigenetic signals can, for example, prompt changes in the number of methyl chemical groups attached to a gene, turning it on or off. A person’s diet is an important source of epigenetic signals. Understanding that relationship could help researchers identify nutritional elements that might help prevent or treat diseases such as obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.
From the National Institute of Health, USA :
-Although people in developed countries might be living longer than ever before, the modern lifestyle has also spawned several problems, many of which, as is now becoming clear, involve epigenetic effects.
- several studies have reported that mothers who are diabetic or overweight during pregnancy—which depends, in part, on diet—are more likely to have obese children
Studies show it takes as little as 6 days to change your gene expression. But to reduce lifestyle disease these changes need to be permanent.
At Cure My Diabetes we continue to research these types of articles and the growing body of evidence talking about the impact of food on lifestyle diseases. Though it is a new field of study, and every person responds differently, we believe that scientifically prepared food can and will change gene expression, so it doesn't matter always what you're born with, what matters is what you are feeding your body today.
Diabetes - Your Genes Are Fixed, But Not Your Gene Expression
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