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There’s No Such Thing as a One-Size-Fits All Diet

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  • July 11, 2019
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Though they’re not without critics, the U.S. federal dietary guidelines have for years aimed to give all Americans a blueprint for good nutrition. But new research says this kind of one-size-fits-all approach may not cut it. Different people, even identical twins (who have nearly the exact same DNA), may respond to the same foods very…

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Liver Fibrosis Risk Equal Parts Genes and Environment

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  • October 23, 2015
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Genes contribute to at least half of the risk of developing not only hepatic steatosis but also hepatic fibrosis, results from a twin study suggest. Identification of new genetic targets that contribute to fibrosis could open the door to new therapeutic approaches for this serious liver disease. “I had anticipated that the heritability of hepatic…