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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
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Methylation, a Chemical Reaction Critical to Life

We are carbon-based creatures, chock full of carbon containing molecules. So it should come as little surprise to you that one of the most important chemical reactions in all of life simply sticks one carbon and 3 hydrogens together to form a methyl group, and that adding that on to molecules (called methylation) to transform…

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September 14, 2015

Dr. Sherman’s Integrative Approach to this Critical Heart Disease Risk Factor

Elevations in homocysteine are strongly associated with increased cardiovascular risk in all age and ethnic groups. In 1968, Dr. Kilmer McCully, a Harvard researcher, reported that a genetic defect that caused sharp elevations in homocysteine led to early, aggressive atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Elevated homocysteine irritates the lining of the blood vessels, causing them…

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February 5, 2015