Quantcast

Latest Nutriepigenomics Stories

2014-07-28 12:54:29

A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism.

2014-07-11 10:58:16

When a pregnant mother is undernourished, her child is at a greater than average risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes, in part due to so-called 'epigenetic' effects.

2014-05-29 10:36:33

Disturbed patterns of blood flow induce lasting epigenetic changes to genes in the cells that line blood vessels, and those changes contribute to atherosclerosis.

2014-01-24 13:12:08

Poor growth in the first three months of pregnancy is associated with a range of cardiovascular risk factors in childhood.

2013-12-11 11:44:15

Mothers get all the attention.

2013-11-29 13:20:33

New research shows that pre-existing diabetes in pregnant women greatly increases the risk of death of their unborn fetus by around four-and-a-half times compared with pregnant women without diabetes, and also almost doubles the risk of death of infants after birth.

2013-09-05 11:30:26

Even before they are born, babies accumulate changes in their DNA through a process called DNA methylation that may interfere with gene expression, and in turn, their health as they grow up.

2013-07-11 15:53:53

An experimental study in rats has shown that consuming choline, a vitamin B group nutrient found in foodstuffs like eggs and chicken or beef liver, soy and wheat germ, helps improve long-term memory and attention-holding capacity.

2013-06-18 13:14:30

Methylation refers to a chemical modification of DNA and this modification can occur in millions of positions in the DNA sequence.

2013-03-22 09:31:23

Food and environment can chemically alter your gene function and scientists have identified a gene that is consistently altered in obesity.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
Related