In today’s world, we are all trying to stay on top of our health game. We try to make the best dietary choices but sometimes it’s hard to know what works best for our bodies. This is where CarbChoice comes in, a DNA home test that has become increasingly useful to those looking to optimize […]READ MORE
The Conversation between DNA and diet
A new article published in The Conversation by Monica Dus has highlighted the role of nutrigenomics on our health. Nutrigenomics is an evolving science that studies the interaction between human genome, human nutrition and health. In this article, Monica suggests a new definition of food beyond calories, energy and sustenance, as something directly able to […]READ MORE
Is there a DNA test for coeliac disease risk?
The short answer is: YES, there is! And if you are interested in knowing more about this, you will need to continue reading. Article author: Cristina Fortuno PhD Dr Fortuno is genetic scientist with focus on human health, and has a PhD (University of Queensland) in Human genetics and a Master’s Degree in Genetics […]READ MORE
What is the lactose intolerance gene?
First, what is lactose intolerance? Simply put, it is the inability to digest the lactose which is present in most dairy products. Lactose intolerance can be very unpleasant, and symptoms may include abdominal pain and swelling, flatulence, diarrhoea, and other symptoms. This is a relatively common disorder affecting about 65% of the global population, although […]READ MORE
Good Genes, Good Diet … Or Both?
Good genes and a good diet should spare most of us from developing Type II diabetes. The popular nutritional thought suggests that it is predominantly a bad diet, perhaps woven with a genetic “propensity” that gets the rest of us in trouble. A new observational study pulls at the threads of that argumentREAD MORE
Genes play a significant role in how the body responds to exercise, finds study
A new study has found that genes play a significant role in how our bodies respond to exercise and has identified a number of specific genes that influence the outcomes of different kinds of physical activity.READ MORE
New genetic evidence for the role of vitamin D deficiency in causing cardiovascular disease
Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you’re down on this essential nutrient, it’s not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research from the University of South Australia.READ MORE
Study maps immune system genes involved in resistance to SARS-CoV-2
The researchers analyzed genetic material from 86 discordant couples in the sense that only the wife or husband was infected by SARS-CoV-2 although both were exposed to the virus.READ MORE
Study Draws Link Between Vitamin D Levels and Blood Glucose, BMI and COVID-19 Severity
A substudy of a prospective observational study performed at a hospital in Italy details potential associations of vitamin D levels with BMI and blood glucose and severity of COVID-19.READ MORE
Genetic and non-genetic causes of severe COVID-19
COVID-19 host genetics initiative, February 19, 2021READ MORE