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Have some say over your genes!

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There has always been this idea that we are very very very much hostage to the genes we are given and in many ways this is true...

But the following is worth knowing:

"After three months of the intervention regimen, the researchers conducted several tests on the subjects, including new biopsies, and examined normal prostate tissue samples. The results were striking. The men showed signs of improved health, including lower blood pressure and weight loss. However, the activity measured in the genes themselves showed the most profound change. Of the more than 500 genes traced, 48 disease-fighting genes had up-regulated and 453 disease-promoting genes had down-regulated since the lifestyle intervention. Within these changes, researchers found significant modulation of biological processes that have critical roles in the formation of tumors."

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/control-lifestyle-genes/

Makes you wonder if there are going to be many more discoveries about the way genes manifest in humans.

I suspect we will discover much about gene expression and influences which affect this process.

What are your thoughts?

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Assuming for one second that this study is scientifically sound, this would be very encouraging news for people with life changing options in front of them.

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That is very interesting. That said, the overall message wrt our health is "eat right, exercise and manage your stress." These things have an amazing impact on the body...it's just that it apparently is even larger and deeper than we thought. I for one never suspected it went to the genetic level.
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Interesting. Note, however, that changes in gene expression are not the same as changes in genetic make up. Many environmental factors can affect gene expression and long term changes in gene expression. There is even evidence that depression (in a mouse model) changes gene expression patterns and the changes persist for a long period (perhaps prolonging the depression condition long after the reason for depression)
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