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 […]
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 argument
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.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 host genetics initiative, February 19, 2021
Here’s why many expect nutrigenomics to be the future of nutrition.
Heavy drinking increases the risk of a variety of negative health consequences from liver disease to cancer. But some people who drink heavily appear to be at a greater risk for developing these problems than others.
These allergies may be broadly classified as either immunoglobulin (Ig)E-mediated or non-IgE-mediated reactions, with the former being more rapid in onset, usually presenting within minutes of ingestion. Food allergies are quite distinct from food intolerance, where the latter develops as a result of difficulties in digesting certain types of foods that lead to unpleasant intestinal […]
Modern human DNA is actually a cocktail. While we call ourselves Homo sapiens, we’re actually a mixture of other species like Neanderthal and Denisovan, early human ancestors. This latter group’s DNA, recently discovered in 2010, is particularly common in East and Southeast Asia populations, but a new study in Cell provides evidence that another ancestor, […]
As a middle-aged chef who loves food and hates diets, it’s surprising that I am not overweight and currently feeling bad about failing to stick to a New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds. My dietary intake is chaotic, largely due to the nature of my work – but also because I am weak […]
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Chew your food 20 times, a dash of lemon in hot water to start your day; they’re the little health tips passed on through generations of Australian families, begrudgingly followed and seldom taken seriously. But now scientists specialising in DNA research into human health and well-being can happily report that these so called “wives’ tales” […]
Heart attack at 38! How a 5-minute home DNA test helped Jacquie to her lightest weight in 15 years. Jacquie Hamilton was only 38 years old when she felt “a bit yucky” at the gym…minutes later she was being rushed to hospital in an ambulance having suffered a heart attack. “I felt like I had […]
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