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EAT FOR YOUR GENES Steve and Bonnie: A special issue on genomics and personalized nutrition was recent published in Nutrients, one of our favorite journals. The guest editor, Dr. Iwona Rudkowska, made two important points in her opening remarks:
"Genes can influence absorption, metabolism, or transport of food nutrients or its site of action and thus influence the overall response to the diet."
"Adherence to dietary advice may increase when it is supported with information based on genomics."
We have seen both of these statements come to fruition since implementing Pure Genomics screening into our practice.
Here is a summary of the issue's discoveries:
Direct quote by the authors: "Nutrigenetic data provided by joint assessment of 10 essential nutrients for the functioning of the immune system and of the genetic factors that can limit their bioavailability can be a fundamental tool to help strengthen the immune system of individuals and prepare populations to fight against infectious diseases such as COVID-19."
Higher risk of age-related cataracts was linked to interaction of genetic predisposition and diet. Specifically, high sodium intake, Western-style eating habits, and low coffee consumption increased cataract risk in those genetically susceptible.
Specific genes associated with cholesterol and glucose control were found to be positively influenced by black tea consumption.
Utilizing vitamin A to affect HDL cholesterol positively is dependent upon genetic predisposition.
Genetic variations were shown to affect human breast milk supply and its content.
Considering the widespread proliferation of directly to consumers genetic testing kits without professional advice, more scientific support and understanding of the genomic information provided could be greatly improved. Note: our Pure Genomics screening is not direct to consumer, meaning we must evaluate it first and go over it with the client.
Direct quote from the authors: "Properly performed genetic tests can clearly inform certain individuals on important dietary issues. There is also a potential positive behavioral aspect to the implementation of precision nutrition via genetic testing in that having personal genetic knowledge may help motivate constructive actions that lead to an improvement in the health of that individual."
As evidenced by the aforementioned, incorporating preventive nutrition and lifestyle-based genetic screening is essential for optimal wellness evaluation.