Your Genes Remember a Sugar Hit
February 12, 2009
Human genes remember a sugar hit for two weeks. What’s more, prolonged poor eating habits could be capable of permanently altering your DNA.
A team studying the impact of diet on heart tissue found that cells showed the effects of a single sugar hit for 14 days. The cells switched off genetic controls designed to protect the body against diabetes and heart disease.
Regular poor eating could amplify the effect, with genetic damage lasting months or years, and potentially passing through bloodlines.