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Sleep Problems

Sleep and DNA Methylation

A recent study led by Jonathan Cedernaes and researchers at Uppsala University reported that the consequences of acute sleep loss on weight gain are more than being hungry and making poor food choices. They demonstrated “how” sleep loss, shift work or sleep disturbances influence the epigenome and gene expression through DNA methylation. Numerous studies suggest…

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February 2, 2019
parkinsons disease

Matching Genes and Vitamins

A Personalized Plan May Be in Your Future You may be one of the many people who take vitamin and mineral supplements as a kind of insurance plan, to make sure your body’s getting enough of all the nutrients you need. New research suggests that doctors may one day be able to design a personalized…

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May 21, 2016

Changing Gene Expression Without Changing Genes

Changing Gene Expression Without Changing Genes One of the most absorbing topics emerging from modern health science is epigenetics, defined as “heritable changes in gene activity that are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence…. The term also refers to … functionally relevant changes to the genome that do not involve a change in…

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June 2, 2014