Your health is not only defined by your genes

Nutrigenetics – still a very young science – shows that the genes have a major impact on how we process nutrients. So is a person not only shaped by its environment or experience, but also by its genetic makeup? If this is true, then the question comes up which genes can be influenced to what extent and whether these influenced genes will be passed on?
According to this notion, each person metabolises the same food very differently. For example, in some people an excessive consumption of butter will raise their cholesterol level, in others not. This is because we humans are genetically 99.7% identical, but exactly those 0.3% make all the difference. So what is good for your health and what not depends on many individual factors (and genes).
Read the complete article in the October edition oft he Polo Luxury & Country Life Magazine

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