Nutrigenomics brings diet, genetics cancer and...

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Wikibooks published an article on Metabolomics/Applications/Nutrition/Nutrigenomics that discusses “. The border between health and disease is often set by a complex equilibrium between two elements, genetics on one hand, and lifestyle on the other.” Most diseases today have their origins in epigenetics. Something we ate or did something to switch ON a set of bad genes and OFF those genes that could have helped. We know this happens but the details are very complex and relatively unknown yet. Nutrigenomics is the study of which dietary foods, in a particular individual, will switch these genes ON/OFF.

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