Editorial: Dietary advice best taken with a pinch of salt

日期:2019-03-02 01:16:04 作者:达惯戳 阅读:

THE saying “one man’s meat is another man’s poison” could be a motto for the nascent field of nutrigenomics. Everyone has their own selection of genes, some of which cope better or worse with various nutrients. So choose foods to suit those genes and you can avoid disease and optimise your health. Or that’s the idea. There are long-standing examples where this logic is indisputable. People with the single-gene disorder phenylketonuria, for example, must avoid foods containing phenylalanine or risk brain damage. As we have learned more about the human genome,