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November 4, 2020
How Genes Influence Your Zinc Requirements

Zinc is an essential nutrient that plays many important roles in the body. It is ‘essential’ because the body cannot produce zinc on its own, and thus, it should be obtained through food sources.   After iron, zinc is the most abundant trace mineral (minerals required in small quantities) in the body. Zinc boosts the immune […]

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July 27, 2020
7 Reasons To Start Focusing On Building Your Aerobic Capacity

Regardless of what your fitness goals may be, aerobic capacity is an important metric to focus on. It determines how well your body can utilize oxygen. Simply put, the better the aerobic capacity, the longer you will be able to sustain exercises. Aerobic training not only helps achieve peak fitness but also improves cardiac health […]

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July 6, 2020
The Truth About Glycogen Storage Disease In Less Than 9 Minutes

Ever wondered how going off carbs for a couple of days almost always shows instant results? Thank all the glycogen stored in your body. But some people have trouble storing this entity as we do, disrupting their chance to live a typical life. Let’s peak into what actually happens with Glycogen Storage Disease.  Metabolism is […]

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June 17, 2020
Genetics Behind Carbohydrates Intake And Weight Gain Tendency

Carbohydrates are one of the main classes of food. It is the main source of energy for the body. They are a group of organic compounds present in the form of food in cellulose, starch, and sugar. They are called carbohydrates, as they contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1). These […]

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August 1, 2017
Know Your Genes: FTO “Fat Gene”

The Fat Mass and Obesity gene (FTO) is associated with the synthesis of the FTO enzyme, also known as the alpha ketoglutarate dependent dioxygenase. FTO gene expression has been shown to be upregulated in the hypothalamus of the brain after food deprivation, which is associated with increased consumption of high calorie foods. There are 3 […]

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March 21, 2017
Know Your Genes: TNFA “The Inflammation Response Gene”

The Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFA) gene is associated with the synthesis of TNFA, a pro-inflammatory cytokine that regulates immune responses such as inflammation. Specific alleles of this gene are known to either increase or decrease the levels of TNFA. People with the A variant of the gene are found to synthesize more TNFA which […]

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August 7, 2015
Type 2 Diabetes: Know it, to beat it!

Diabetes is the most challenging health problem of the 21st century with India being the diabetic capital of the world. More than 65 million Indians are affected from type 2 diabetes and the number is expected to double in the next 20 years. The most shocking news is that 270 million Indians are below the […]

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