If you carry a few extra pounds, it may be due to the way your body responds to the food you eat.
Many of us take dietary rules for granted, such as eating little and often, not skipping meals, and monitoring our caloric intake. But genetic epidemiologist Tim Spector argues that we need to reevaluate what we think we know about a good diet.
How did you get to that conclusion?
After verifying that “we are much more different than what we have been led to believe”.
Spector founded the UK Twin Registry at King’s College London to unravel the extent to which our genes contribute to a wide range of human conditions and diseases.
The scientist became interested in why identical twins, with identical genetic makeup, often die from different diseases.
To find the answer, he began studying epigenetics: the power of external factors in the way genes can be turned on and off.
But epigenetics was not enough to explain all the differences.