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13.02.2018

Power of genes

More than 100 genes are involved in the development of type 2 diabetes. But not only the genes, but also nutrition play a role in the development of metabolic diseases.

Source: fotolia/vitstudio

In an article at www.helmholtz.de, Professor Martin Hrabě de Angelis, director of the German Center for Diabetes Research, reports on the discovery of new diabetes genes, the positive effects of interval fasting and the fact that unfavourable dietary habits can be passed on to the next generation through epigenetic changes.
The complete article "Power of Genes" (in German only) can be found under:
https://www.helmholtz.de/gesundheit/die-macht-der-gene/.