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Epigenetics: Bridge between Nutrition and Health




Nutrients can reverse or change epigenetic phenomena such as DNA methylation and histone modifications, thereby modifying the expression of critical genes associated with physiologic and pathologic processes, including embryonic development, aging, and carcinogenesis. It appears that nutrients and bioactive food components can influence epigenetic phenomena either by directly inhibiting enzymes that catalyze DNA methylation or histone modifications, or by altering the availability of substrates necessary for those enzymatic reactions. Continue reading

Inhalation of Auto Emissions Turns HDL Cholesterol from ‘Good’ to ‘Bad’

Researchers have found in a study done on mice that breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers a change in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, altering its cardiovascular protective qualities so that it actually contributes t o clogged arteries.

 Inhalation of Auto Emissions Turns HDL Cholesterol from 'Good' to 'Bad': Researchers
In addition to changing HDL from “good” to “bad,” the inhalation of emissions activates other components of oxidation, the early cell and tissue damage that causes inflammation, leading to hardening of the arteries, according to the research team, which included scientists from UCLA and other institutions.

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