What genetic mutation causes diabetes? Why is the Mideterrean diet not truly low fat? What’s more, you would surely want to know the effects of having a slow or fast metabolism. These and more as Dr. Rosane Oliveira talks about how genes respond to the foods we eat.
Here’s the conversation:
00:00 – CYP1A2 gene, caffeine metabolism, and cardiovascular disease
04:19 – Type 2 Diabetes and TCF7L2 gene
08:33 – Diabetes and genetics – why you can’t blame your genes
12:30 – APOA5 gene and obesity
Many people assume that their genetics is a sealed fate. And doctors hear this from their patients oftentimes. Whether they’re struggling with losing weight, controlling blood sugar, depression or anxiety, or even chronic disease — depression, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer — you name it. “It’s genetics”. So they say. In that case, here’s another doctor reminding you not to blame your genes. So the biggest takeaway is. . .
Non-genetic factors are the bad guys in your story.
Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD, is Founding Director of the UC Davis Integrative Medicine program and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Blending a life-long passion for food and nutrition with over 20 years of scientific experience in genetic research, Dr. Oliveira is devoted to educating people about how food and lifestyle choices can affect genetic expression—i.e. how genes are turned on and off and either cause disease or promote health. She is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has lived in the US since 2003.
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