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Nutrition, Methylation, and Depression

 

Nutritional support for the methylation cycle is another area in which nutrition plays a critical role. The methylation cycle is essential for mental and physical health. It is critical to the metabolism of catecholamines in the synapse...

 

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"Recent research has found that, in the US, Australia and the UK, dietitians have a low level of knowledge of genetics and nutritional genomics. They also have low levels of confidence in these areas and current levels of involvement are also low (Collins et al 2013). Further investigation is required to find out why this is the case."

 

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Possible risk of synthetic Folic Acid Overexposure

 

A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables...

 

 

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Role of B vitamins in Biological Methylation

 

Methylation is the process of controlled transfer of a methyl group (one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms) onto amino acids, proteins,

enzymes, and DNA in every cell and tissue of the body to regulate healing, cell energy...

 

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Methylation: The Fountain of Youth?

 

Not so long ago it was almost unfathomable that we’d be able to peek at our genetics to determine what diseases we’re at risk for, let alone use nutrition to help bypass genetic mutations referred to as single nucleotide polymorphisms ...

 

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The Role of Methylation in Gene Expression

 

Not all genes are active at all times. DNA methylation is one of several epigenetic mechanisms that cells use to control gene expression...

 

 

 

 

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Association of MTHFR Gene Variants with Autism

 

Autism is a complex neurodevelopment disorder with numerous possible genetic and environmental influences.

We retrospectively examined the laboratory data of 168 children sequentially referred to our facility with a confirmed diagnosis ...

 

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