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1, Sep 8, 2009

Health Alert — Eating Habit and Genetic Changes

Filed under: Health — admin @ 12:38 am

My son sent me the link to this article, which is too good not to share with my readers. It is on yahoo health section with the title “Bad Eating Habits Can Alter Your DNA” by Margaret Furtado, out on Fri, Aug 07, 2009.

The article summaries a research study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Below are the main ideas,
(1) “Eating a single chocolate bar might cause harmful genetic changes or mutations that could have serious effects on your DNA, changes that could last for up to a couple of weeks.”

(2) “chronically poor eating habits were shown to permanently alter a person’s DNA.”

(3) “these harmful genetic changes or mutations could linger in the cells, perhaps having the capability of altering natural metabolic responses to diet. That chronic “poor eating would amplify the effect, with genetic damage lasting months or years, potentially passing through bloodlines … to one’s children.”

One more thing to think about before my daily food intake.

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