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6/19/11 7:12 PM
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6/19/11 7:15 PM
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"Other researchers are focusing on how people might maintain 
the integrity of their epigenomes through diet. Baylor College of 
Medicine obstetrician and geneticist Ignatia Van den Veyver suggests that once we understand the connection between our epigenome and diseases like cancer, lifelong “methylation diets” may 
be the trick to staying healthy. Such diets, she says, could be tailored to an individual’s genetic makeup, as well as to their exposure to toxins or cancer-causing agents.
 
In 2003 biologist Ming Zhu Fang and her colleagues at Rutgers 
University published a paper in the journal  Cancer Research on 
the epigenetic effects of green tea. In animal studies, green tea 
prevented the growth of cancers in several organs. Fang found 
that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (eGCG), the major polyphenol from 
green tea, can prevent deleterious methylation dimmer switches 
from landing on (and shutting down) certain cancer-fighting genes. 
The researchers described the study as the first to demonstrate 
that a consumer product can inhibit DNA methylation. Fang and 
her colleagues have since gone on to show that genistein and 
other compounds in soy show similar epigenetic effects."
7/5/11 10:51 AM
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 What is a methylation diet?
7/19/11 5:54 AM
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Folate....everybody line up and get your folate~
12/11/12 6:53 AM
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well this just brings us back to what the smart people knew all along.. that you do have control over many aspects of your life and it's not just "fixed genetics"

a lot of textbooks will have to be rewritten

Lamarck, the catholic was right to a remarkable degree

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