Ever heard that a “change in diet, exercise may change your genes”? Here’s the study!

WOW! What a great study; would love to read more studies like this.

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Change in Diet, Exercise may Change your Genes

Study: After 3 months, lifestyle changes made a difference in 500 genes

WASHINGTON – Comprehensive lifestyle changes including a better diet and more exercise can lead not only to a better physique, but also to swift and dramatic changes at the genetic level, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

In a small study, the researchers tracked 30 men with low-risk prostate cancer who decided against conventional medical treatment such as surgery and radiation or hormone therapy.

The men underwent three months of major lifestyle changes, including eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and soy products, moderate exercise such as walking for half an hour a day, and an hour of daily stress management methods such as meditation.

As expected, they lost weight, lowered their blood pressure and saw other health improvements. But the researchers found more profound changes when…

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