Alterations in gene expressions that cause dietary changes can affect the overall health and physiology, according a new study conducted by American researchers.
Even the most health-conscious eaters find themselves indulging in junk foods from time to time. New research by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) raises the striking possibility that even small amounts of these occasional indulgences may produce significant changes in gene expression that could negatively impact physiology and health.
A pair of papers published by A.J. Marian Walhout, Ph.D., co-director of the Program in Systems Biology and professor of molecular medicine at UMMS, describe how metabolism and physiology are connected to diet.