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November 2013 Issue

Alter Genetic Destiny with Diet

Genes are not your fate; you can help prevent disease with a healthful diet, rich in fruits and vegetables.

At one time, if your mother had cancer, your genetic destiny for this disease seemed to be etched in stone. At least that was the old way of thinking about genetic predisposition for diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. But there has been a paradigm shift in the way experts understand our inherited genetic profile, according to Roderick H. Dashwood, PhD, who spoke on genetics and nutrition at the 10th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference in Seattle on May 14, 2013.

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