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Episode Info: p improving eating behaviors. The evidence is mixed. A recent large randomized controlled study found there was little apparent benefit. The two weeks study comprised of 200 people. Three groups of participants were given personalized dietary advice, with variations based on their regular diet, including blood biomarkers such as cholesterol; and genetic variants. A control group was given conventional dietary advice. At the end of the study, the three groups that received personalized nutrition advice had all improved their eating habits, compared with the control group. But the improvements in each of the three groups were about the same. “It didn’t seem to matter whether they were personalized based on current diet. Nutrigenetics and Personalized Nutrition The field of nutrigenetics is relatively new. In 2003, the Human Genome Project, which identified all the genes in human DNA and determined the sequence of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, was completed. Knowing the sequences of the human genome opened the doors to examine the relationship among an individual’s genetic makeup, dietary intake, and health outcomes. The excitement surrounding nutrigenetics stems from the notion that it’s the foundation of personalized nutrition. Clearly, population-based dietary recommendations are helpful, but they aren’t adequate for all individuals since people respond differently to diets. Personalized nutrition bases dietary recommendations on genetic predisposition to disease. The idea is that once personalized nutrition is integrated into routine care, patients can be genotyped for specific genetic variations, made aware of their nutrient deficiencies, and given strategies to dramatically reduce their risk. Effects of Genomic Research Genome-based research is already enabling medical researchers to develop improved diagnostics, more effective therapeutic strategies, evidence-based approaches for demonstrating clinical efficacy, and better decision-making tools for patients and providers. Ultimately, it appears inevitable that treatments will be tailored to a patient's particular genomic makeup. Thus, the role of genetics in health care is starting to change profoundly and the first examples of the era of genomic medicine are upon us. You can have a healthy diet not because it’s good but because it’s healthy. Join the LIVE Webinar Ability to losing weight, insulin resistance, how to assess your own genomic information for what diet will work best for you. When: December 8th @ 7:30PM  Free Consultation Call With Dr. Dan Stickler Mention this podcast episode in your contact form before your free consultation!...
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