For generations it’s seemed that biology — our genes — are our destiny. But it has recently begun to dawn on biologists that this genetic destiny is something we might do something about.
Epigenetics is emerging as an important mediator in the risk of diseases of global importance, including obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Nutrition, Epigenetics And Health, edited by Graham Burdge and Karen Lillycrop sets out the potential for explaining the impact of the environmental factors such as diet on disease risk.
This book explores current understanding of the interaction between nutrition, epigenetics and disease risk, and places this knowledge in the context of global health, and discuss the ethical implications of this research.