My opinion–the best diet is lots of veggies, but with a moderate amount os seafood, NPR today mentioned an island with the worlds oldest population–many over 100, they are eat anchovies every day, drink wine and use lots of rosemary. Eat fish–live longer and be happy!
Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Evidence of a vegetarian diet permanently shaping the human genome to change individual risk of cancer and heart disease
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)
Worldwide map shows frequency of an adaptive allele to a vegetarian diet. By using reference data from the 1000 Genomes Project, a Cornell research team provided evolutionary evidence that the vegetarian diet, over many generations, may have driven the higher frequency of a mutation in the Indian population. The mutation, called rs66698963 and found in the FADS2 gene, is an insertion or deletion of a sequence of DNA that regulates the expression of two genes, FADS1 and FADS2. These genes are key to making long chain polyunsaturated fats. Among these, arachidonic acid is a key target of the pharmaceutical industry because it is a central culprit for those at risk for heart disease, colon cancer, and many other inflammation-related conditions…
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