More Exercise, Improved Diet Found To Alter Genes

June 18, 2008

A new study has revealed that more exercise, and a better diet can not only lead to a healthy lifestyle, but it can also alter your genes for the better..Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has revealed that more exercise, and a better diet can not only lead to a healthy lifestyle, but it can also alter your genes for the better.

Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in California led a team of researchers for the study.

In total, 30 men who all had low-risk prostate cancer took part in the study and went through lifestyle changes for 3 months.

They followed a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, soy products, and whole grains.

On top of that, they exercised by walking for around 30-minutes each day, and also did stress management.

At the end of the study, 453 genes were turned off, while 48 were turned on.

The genes that were turned off contributed to diseases, while the genes that were turned on were found to help prevent disease.

The study has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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