Are ge­netic tests a re­li­able way to tell me which diet to fol­low?

Good Health (Australia) - - Be Nourished -

Di­etary rec­om­men­da­tions based on ge­netic anal­y­sis, or ‘nutragenomics’, are grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity as we learn more about our genes. Our genes can cer­tainly have an im­pact, how­ever be­cause genes are ex­pressed dif­fer­ently based on the en­vi­ron­ment, the ben­e­fit re­mains con­tro­ver­sial. The study of nu­tri­ent-gene in­ter­ac­tions are very com­plex, so if you do want to have your pro­file an­a­lysed, speak to a di­eti­tian who spe­cialises in nu­tri­ge­net­ics.

If you’d like one of our ex­perts to an­swer your ques­tion, email it to [email protected]­dia.com.au. No cor­re­spon­dence will be en­tered into.

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