AOL Healthy Living: Need a Diet? Let your DNA Pick One


Genes and DNAThere are some skeptics out there, though. “The nutrigenomic research is not there yet,” said Stella Metsovas, a clinical nutritionist in Orange County, Calif. “There are over 30,000 genes in the body [and] about 2,000 to 3,000 are related to nutrition and metabolism. How can you just pick six and come up with an accurate diet plan?”  Metsovas went on to explain that just because you have the gene doesn’t mean the gene is active and that “the environment influences your genes.” A person eating a poorly-balanced, highly-processed, Westernized diet could turn on some “bad” genes, while if that same person ate a healthy, clean diet it might never be a problem.