December 27, 2016

Saturated Fat consumption and the APOA2 gene

There seems to be an endless debate about whether saturated fats are good or bad for your health. The truth is, it depends on your genes. […]
December 2, 2016

Muscle fatigue and MCT1 gene

The onset of muscle fatigue has hampered many athletes from achieving their maximum potential. Lactic acid buildup is a byproduct of anaerobic metabolism. Under normal activity […]
November 22, 2016

Here is how Nitric Oxide Supplements and Nitric Oxide gene influence exercise performance

Increasing nitric oxide (NO) has become the new secret weapon for athletes and bodybuilders. It is used as the primary ingredient in various dietary supplements to […]
November 8, 2016

Are antioxidants more important for people carrying certain genes?

The World Health Organization recommends a daily intake of at least 400 grams (or five daily servings with an average serving size of 80 gms) of […]
October 31, 2016

Alert: 8 out 10 Indians are vitamin B12 deficient- Vegetarianism and genes may influence B12 levels.

In India, 60-70% of the population is believed to have lower vitamin B12 blood levels, with nearly 80% of urban middle class having this deficiency. Low […]
October 25, 2016

Genes & calcium requirements: Achieving the right balance

Too much calcium can hurt you! Too much calcium in your blood can weaken youar bones, create kidney stones, and interfere with the way your heart […]
October 18, 2016

Genes can Influence your Vitamin A requirement- Here’s how

According to American Heart Association (2015), cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is […]
October 4, 2016

An amla (gooseberry) a day keeps the doctor away!

Eating foods high in vitamin C helps protect your heart! Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which includes heart diseases like coronary heart disease, heart attack, angina and stroke, […]
September 27, 2016

What do genes tell us about vitamin D requirements?

Vitamin D and health Vitamin D is a hot topic these days. We get it from the sun, fortified milk, butter, ghee, soybeans, soy milk, cheese, […]
September 20, 2016

Genes and greens to protect your heart!

The technical part: Methyl folate is essential for the proper function of almost all of the body’s systems and it is involved in the conversion of […]
September 15, 2016

Is fasting good for you? All you need to know about intermittent fasting

The beneficial effects of Intermittent fasting have been chronicled in numerous animal and human studies Regulates blood glucose levels Improves brain health Can reduce cancer risk […]
August 20, 2016

Hate brussel sprouts? Your taste receptor genes may have the answer

Why can’t some people stand Brussel sprouts and some find it delectable? So, is taste preference genetic? There is clearly a genetic and an environmental aspect […]
August 12, 2016

Running at the Rio 2016: The gene for speed, ACTN3 can reveal the secrets of sprinting success

Since the start of Olympics in 776 BC, running has always been a remarkable event in the world of sport. This Rio 2016 is no exception and […]