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Are You Genetically Suited for Your Climate?

Are You Genetically Suited for Your Climate?

When people decide on a place to live, what is one of the most influential factors? Weather. Does it get too cold? Too hot? Too humid? Does it rain too much? How many days of sunshine?  Our DNA has been heavily designed by the environments our ancestors have lived in...
The Latest Nutrigenomic Research on COVID-19

The Latest Nutrigenomic Research on COVID-19

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alejandra Carrasco, MD nourishmedicine.com Since March of 2020, the research on SARS-CoV-2 and the illness caused by it – COVID-19 – has been getting published at an accelerated rate. Nutrition Genome has been monitoring all of...
The Genetics of Joy, Stress and Socialization

The Genetics of Joy, Stress and Socialization

Over the past few months, there has been a spectrum of adaptations that have changed our way of life. This may have increased stress, restricted our ability to interact with our friends and family, and reduced joy in our lives. It is a time where we have to make a...
Genetics, Blood Pressure and COVID-19

Genetics, Blood Pressure and COVID-19

High blood pressure is considered one of the significant pre-existing symptoms in regards to COVID-19 severity, along with cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In Wuhan, China, early data found that the overall...
How the APOE Gene Affects the Immune System

How the APOE Gene Affects the Immune System

The International Journal of Medicine published a commentary in late April 2020 titled, “Does apolipoprotein E genotype predict COVID-19 severity?” The researchers argue that it is possible that having one or two copies of APOE-E4 allele predisposes one to be at high...
How the TP53 Gene Affects the Immune System

How the TP53 Gene Affects the Immune System

The TP53 gene is another excellent example of how our environment shapes our genome, and how our genes respond to give us the best chance of survival. The TP53 gene variant was analyzed in 4,029 people from 67 populations located throughout eastern Asia, from 11°...
How the MTHFR 677 Gene Affects the Immune System

How the MTHFR 677 Gene Affects the Immune System

A lot of discussions regarding the MTHFR gene are centered around the fearful consequences of variants in this gene. Yet, less is spoken about how common variants are in this gene, and why they were selected. Many speculations for these variants have gone mostly...
How the FUT2 Gene Affects the Immune System

How the FUT2 Gene Affects the Immune System

Welcome to the first blog post of our immunity series, where we give you actionable immune system research on individual genes in the Nutrition Genome Report. Each post in this series will show you where to find the gene in your report, the genotype of interest,...

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