Have you ever read news stories or studies about people being genetically predisposed towards certain cancers (or other illnesses) and felt hopeless? After all, with a family history of a disease, what good would it do to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle if you’re doomed from the get go so to speak?
Not so fast! Writing for HuffPost Healthy Living, Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., argues that the food you eat does make a difference, regardless of your existing genetic predispositions. In his article: Nutrigenomics: The Future of Personalized Nutrition in Cancer Prevention and Treatment he states that “Compelling evidence suggests nutrients from food likely influence human health through the foods’ ability to alter genetic and epigenetic (changes in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the DNA sequence) events associated with various diseases including cancer”. If you need further reasons to ditch the excuses and eat more vegetables or want to know what specific nutrigenomic guidelines are recommended, check out the full article here.