Diabetes is usually blamed on eating the wrong foods, but your genes play a big role in your susceptibility to … Read more

Low LDL cholesterol throughout life and a decreased risk of heart disease? Sign me up! No, this isn’t the latest … Read more

Do you love dark chocolate and coffee? Both of them have bitter flavors that some people can taste – and … Read more

The APOA5 gene codes for a lipoprotein that is important in triglyceride metabolism. A variant in the APOA5 gene is … Read more

The MTHFR gene codes for the enzyme that converts folate into the form that your body needs in the methylation … Read more

Your body’s reaction to opiates, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone, depends on the opioid receptor.  Genetic variants in OPRM1 (opioid … Read more

The CCR5 gene codes for a protein used by your immune system.  In order to hijack immune cells, the HIV … Read more

Do you wake up every morning feeling groggy? Adenosine building up during the day is one thing that drives us … Read more

Omega-3 fatty acids are good for you in several ways, but one big thing we gain from omega 3’s is … Read more

Amylase is the enzyme used in the first step of breaking down carbohydrates for fuel. Not everyone produces the same … Read more