Bad diets remembered by human cells

According to recent diet research, human cells have a form of memory that can recall the effects of a bad diet on the body. The news could help to explain why obesity and other diseases seem genetic.
Experts at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute have found that specific molecular events occur following high glucose food, and this changes genetic controls.
BIDIDI expert Assam El-Osta reportedly commented: “We now know that chocolate bar you had this morning can have very acute effects, and those effects continue for up to two weeks later, this is what we refer to as the burden of memory. The changes initiated by diet create a kind of “ghost” that lives within our genes, and that these epigenetic changes remember the effects of glucose and continue to respond to them for days or even weeks.”

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