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Editorial Policy and Inclusive Research Process

At Gene Food, we are committed to providing our readers accurate, evidence based content they can trust. This means personalizing health information and refusing to stop at the “one-size fits all” conclusions of so many medical sites.

Inclusive research

In recognition that racial and ethnic minorities make up 40% of the U.S. population, our Inclusive Research Process focuses on clinical research with representative minority participation. When health outcomes vary by race, gender, or age, we strive to inform our readers of the dietary and health implications for racial and ethnic minorities, as well as women and the elderly. This is a key part of our individualized approach.

Our review process

We have strict editorial guidelines and only link to vetted media sites, university websites and, whenever possible, medically peer reviewed studies that reflect the scientific consensus for that topic.

You can find all the references for each blog post, and for every gene listed in our Guide to Genetics and Nutrition, organized at the bottom of the piece. Each gene in our scoring system is ranked using our internal Science Grade system.

To ensure we are providing our readers the best possible content, we give a high level of oversight to our Medical and Scientific Advisors. All citations used have been vetted by our research team headed by Dr. Aaron Gardner and Dr. Dan Deakter, MD.

Our policy on sponsored content

Throughout the site, our editorial links and citations are color coded green.

By contrast, when used, sponsored links are marked red.

Both editorial and sponsored links have been vetted by the research team, however, marking a link red is intended as a clear signal to the reader that the link is an advertisement. In approximately 4% of the content on this site, we list these affiliate links. The use of affiliate links for products we use and have vetted allows us to fund further nutrigenomics research throughout the site.

You can view our complete affiliate policy here.

Contact us

If you feel there are inaccuracies in any of our written work, we invite you to use the contact form on our Contact page to tell us how we could improve.

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