By Cameron Salisbury
An interesting article from Belgium, because the author begins with the premise that that everyone understands that diet affects inflammatory conditions like RA. Everyone? He must not be referring to the medical establishment in the U.S.
The scientist goes on to say that environmental factors like stress and diet can change the way genes behave– precisely what this blog is about: Using food to control the way our inherited genes for RA behave by controlling the root cause of the inflammation: food and diet.
vel Szic KS, Ndlovu MN, Haegeman G, Vanden Berghe W.
Laboratory of Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Signal Transduction (LEGEST), Department of Physiology, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, Gent, Belgium.
Numerous clinical, … and epidemiological studies have underlined the … role of nutritional factors in complex inflammation related disorders such as allergy, asthma, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Today, nutritional research has shifted from alleviating nutrient deficiencies to chronic disease prevention.
It is known that lifestyle, environmental conditions and nutritional compounds influence gene expression. …. Only recently, it has been observed that the environmental conditions and daily diet can affect … gene expression via “reversible” … mechanisms. …. Reciprocally, inflammation, … stress and diet composition can also change activities of the genetic machinery …. This has recently launched re-exploration of anti-inflammatory bioactive food components ….