links for 2010-04-08

  • A simple DNA test may predict whether someone is more likely to lose weight on a low fat or a low carbohydrate diet, say US researchers.The results from the small preliminary study of 101 women showed those on the best diet for their genes lost two to three times more weight than the rest.The results are being presented at an American Heart Association conference.
    Experts said the findings tied in with previous studies, but further work should be carried out.The emerging field of "nutrigenomics" looks at how food interacts with genes. It has long been known that people react to certain nutrients differently according to their genetic makeup. Lactose intolerance, for example, is more common among Asians and Africans than of people of North European descent.

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