The Consequences of a Poor Diet Could Epigenetically Persist Despite Improving Eating Habits

A majority of people know that improving your diet will lead to an improvement in your health. But not everyone knows that the consequences of eating poorly can actually persist even after you’ve changed your dietary habits for the better. New research on mice suggests that even following the treatment of atherosclerosis – the build-up … Continue reading The Consequences of a Poor Diet Could Epigenetically Persist Despite Improving Eating Habits

Most Dangerous Lifestyle Activity Uncovered in New Epigenetic Mortality Risk Profile

Aging and mortality has been a fascinating topic of interest recently, particularly in the field of epigenetics. What are the chemical DNA markers of age? Can we look at someone’s epigenome to determine their risk for death? Could we reverse these epigenetic tags to restore youth or undo the pesky physical characteristics and diseases that come … Continue reading Most Dangerous Lifestyle Activity Uncovered in New Epigenetic Mortality Risk Profile

Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by up to 39% with 60 minutes of daily physical exercise

A recent study in the British Journal of Cancer revealed that people with at least 60 minutes of physical activity from adolescence could potentially reduce their risk for colorectal cancer by more than a third. The report, led by researchers from the University of Sao Paolo, is the first to analyze the direct link between physical activity during adolescence and … Continue reading Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by up to 39% with 60 minutes of daily physical exercise

Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

A healthy lifestyle can prevent the onset of dementia regardless of genetic risk factors. This is according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers found that individuals aged 60 years and above who follow a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dementia than those who have an unhealthy lifestyle. Additionally, they … Continue reading Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

5 Simple ways to tell if you need to lose weight

Typically, body mass index (BMI) readings are used to determine whether an individual is overweight or obese. However, BMIs may not be always accurate. There are five other signs that could indicate that it’s time to lose weight, according to experts. 1. Having a big waist The size of your waist is the best way to tell if … Continue reading 5 Simple ways to tell if you need to lose weight

Put some protein in your smoothie with these 5 vegetables

Proteins are often associated with meat, cheese, and other dairy products – but did you know that vegetables offer them as well? If you’re looking to get your daily dose of protein without adding meat to your diet, a good way to do it is to combine vegetables into your smoothies. What are proteins? A protein is a chain of amino acids – like … Continue reading Put some protein in your smoothie with these 5 vegetables

Water filtration is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle

Clean water is a fundamental part of a healthy lifestyle. The majority of our society relies on municipal water sources to supply their household needs. Most city water sources contain highly contaminated forms of water that are then sanitized with potent chemical agents. Water filtration is especially important to make municipal water acceptable to drink. … Continue reading Water filtration is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle

The Epigenetics Behind the Flu

When the flu hits, it typically hits hard and fast. At first, you might only notice a slight cough and some sniffles and then, before you know it, you’re unable to get out of bed. The fever, sore throat, chills, muscle aches, and overall exhaustion take over your body and you’re done for — at … Continue reading The Epigenetics Behind the Flu

Father’s Exposure to Phthalates Impact Epigenetic Marks on Sperm DNA

New epigenetic research conducted by scientists at the University of Massachusetts suggests that a father’s environment can affect the health of his baby via epigenetic marks in his sperm. Specifically, male exposure to phthalates, which are endocrine disruptors found in plastics, personal care products like shaving cream, and in the environment that surrounds us, were … Continue reading Father’s Exposure to Phthalates Impact Epigenetic Marks on Sperm DNA

Overweight Fathers May Epigenetically Increase Their Daughters’ Risk of Breast Cancer

Although we typically think the mother has a large impact on her child’s health, epigenetic research is beginning to suggest that a father’s behavior may also have a significant amount of influence. Recently, we posted a blog article on the epigenetic influence a father’s lifestyle has on his children, showing that both mothers and fathers contribute to their … Continue reading Overweight Fathers May Epigenetically Increase Their Daughters’ Risk of Breast Cancer