Tuesday 20 June 2017

No Second Helpings

One subject that has been avoided in this blog has been diets and dieting, if only because I have a distaste for it. But Science Daily has had an article recently which was of interest.

DNA for dinner is not what the article is about, directly, but there is a school of thought that argues that man is what he or she eats, notably the DNA we have relates to the diets of our ancestors.

In the interests of diversity the farmers and the cowhands must be friends (see the musical "Oklahoma") but when it comes to eating and drinking perhaps we should be mindful of what we are in DNA terms.

If asked what you have been doing, the answer is Nutrigenomics; that is Nutritional Genomics.

Time to send out for the fish and chips.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure that cheese made with water and partially hydrogenated soybean oil does not relate to anyone's DNA. We need to check what we are eating.