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Best DNA Test
December 30, 2017

Finding the Best DNA Test: Should I Genotype or Sequence?

If you’ve arrived here you’re probably somewhat aware of the various consumer genotyping kits available for people wanting to check their ancestry and more recently (at least in an official… Read More

December 12, 2017

TMAO and Heart Disease: what we know (and what we don’t)

In a previous post (and several others) John covered the ongoing debate about dietary cholesterol, with a particular focus on eggs. As part of that post he introduces the molecule… Read More

Gut Microbiome
November 20, 2017

How our gut bacteria can fight tumor growth

The average adult gut extends over 20 feet and is the home of over a thousand different bacteria species, all with specific roles to play in digestion. In fact, science… Read More

Cystic Fibrosis and Nutrition
July 7, 2017

Cystic fibrosis, nutrition and choline

We’re going to have a bit of  change of tack with topics and rather than talk about how polymorphisms can affect otherwise healthy people; I’ll instead talk about how polymorphisms… Read More

March 20, 2017

Your Lp(a) is High: What Next?

Discovering that you have elevated Lp(a) (pronounced “lipoprotein little a”) is upsetting. I know because I’ve been there. Lp(a) production is related to inherited LPA gene variants, some of which I… Read More

Transglutaminase 2 IgG Antibodies Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
January 18, 2017

Are transglutaminase 2 IgG antibodies evidence of gluten sensitivity or full-blown celiac?

Most people believe the world of gluten can be broken down into two groups: celiac, and everyone else. However, an emerging scientific consensus would indicate there is a need for… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
December 1, 2016

If it’s not cholesterol, what causes heart disease?

You may have heard a lot recently about the changing recommendations relating to dietary intake of cholesterol. Identifying the cause of increasing levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease has… Read More

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