What is Genetic Lifehacks all about?
Explaining the science: The goal here at Genetic Lifehacks is to explain how your genes interact with your diet and lifestyle. Your genes make up the blueprint of who you are, and you can use your genetic data to find health solutions that are personalized for you.
Evidence – with links: All of the articles here are fully referenced, with easy links to the peer-reviewed studies on the topics. You are encouraged to read through the research for yourself! It’s important to know where science-based information comes from.
Lifehacks for application: None of this great science information will do you any good, though, without solutions. So each article contains a ‘Lifehacks’ section with research-based solutions that may work for your genes.
Overwhelmed by too much information?
Here are suggestions for articles to get you started:
Quick and Interesting:
- Should you drink milk?
- Is beta-carotene a good source of vitamin A for you?
- Coffee: Is it right for your genes?
- Snips about SNPs – a series of quick articles.
Important to know:
- Do you carry the mutation for Hemochromatosis?
- Lipoprotein (a) and Heart Attack Risk
- Alzheimer’s Risk: APOE
- Factor V Leiden: a risk factor for blood clots
Dive in – find a topic that interests you – and start learning about how your genes influence nutrition, disease risk, traits and more!