Tag: epigenetics

Personalized Nutrition

There is evidence that people respond differently to foods or nutrients depending on genetics and other factors, such as the make-up of their gut microbiome. While dietary guidance, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is designed as a public health tool to impact the health of the population as

2. Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). Latest data from the American Cancer Society: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 41 will die from

1. Causes of Depression

Depression is so much more than just feeling down in the dumps. It is a complex condition that has an impact on your mind and body. It has many causes, several of which may work together to produce a constellation of emotional, mental, and physical symptoms. This chapter outlines the

Know Your Family’s Mental Health History

Knowing your family’s medical history requires more than a grasp of who had heart disease or cancer. If you have a family history of mental illness or neurological diseases, sharing that information with your doctor can be very helpful if you ever develop symptoms of such conditions.

That’s because many mental

2. Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
To keep things in perspective, however, it is also one of the most survivable cancers:

1. Introduction: What Is the Prostate?

Hidden deep within the male pelvis is a small gland the size of a walnut known as the prostate. The prostate is an essential part of the male reproductive and urinary systems. But there is a serious design fault.
Similar to a rubber ring, the prostate surrounds the thin, soft urethra,

1. Causes of Depression

Depression is a complex condition that affects both your mind and body. It is therefore no surprise that its causes are complex as well. This chapter outlines the multiple factors that are believed to play a role in the development of depression.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression,

Exercise for Disease Prevention

Exercise causes gene expression modifications in fat cells, providing protection against certain obesity-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, according to three recent, separate studies from Lund University and the Karolinska Institute, respectively, both in Sweden.
Fat cells are impacted. In one study, published in PLoS Genetics, researchers found that 35

1. Causes of Depression

It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is no simple answer to the question, what causes depression? Is it your brain? Your genes? Your thought patterns? Your life experiences? Likely, it’s all of the above and more.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression, it helps to have a

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