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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