Nutrition plays a significant role in metabolic, brain and even psychiatric disorders. Authors of a new paper have revealed just how much of a difference it can make.

Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain. A study by researchers from the University of California found fructose consumption affects the genes that control memory and learning, as well as those that relate to our risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Just as poor nutrition can damage the body and brain, good nutrition can heal. Science is now showing that what we eat has an important impact on our DNA (nutragenetics). Therefore, eating is no longer just about kilojoules, but sound nutrition to protect us from changes to our genes.

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