How important is genomics? Nature vs Nutrition – Exercise, Diet, and Behavior modify your genes every day through epigenetics

Every single day about 40 percent of the genes controlling your metabolism go up and down in their activity according to your nutrition. When you are asleep, your body goes into a fasting mode since you are not eating while you are asleep. After you eat, specific pathways in your liver, muscles, fat, and pancreas turn on to turn your food into energy. You cannot change your genes which you inherit from the time of birth, but the actions of those genes are under your control. It is estimated that 80 percent of how you age is dependent on your diet and lifestyle. Identical twins raised in different environments can have very different body composition and health outcomes. Studies of identical twins where one is obese and the other is lean have also shown differences in the bacteria in their intestines called the microbiome despite having identical human genomes.



Categories: Nutrition

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: