Latest Nutriepigenomics Stories
A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism.
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.
Disturbed patterns of blood flow induce lasting epigenetic changes to genes in the cells that line blood vessels, and those changes contribute to atherosclerosis.
Poor growth in the first three months of pregnancy is associated with a range of cardiovascular risk factors in childhood.
Mothers get all the attention.
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.
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.
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.
Methylation refers to a chemical modification of DNA and this modification can occur in millions of positions in the DNA sequence.
Food and environment can chemically alter your gene function and scientists have identified a gene that is consistently altered in obesity.
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