Genetic Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Plant Based Diet

Diet can cure, manage and prevent a lot of chronic health conditions.  But what about people who are genetically predisposed to chronic health conditions? Fear not! Seems diet can help here too! Here’s a little info about diet and genetic heart disease.

“Chromosome 9p21 has been identified as a major predictor of heart disease. Scientists from McMaster and McGill universities, both in Canada, explained that the 9p21 genetic variants, the strongest markers for heart disease, were found to be modified when large quantities of raw vegetable, berries and fruit were consumed. Put simply, people with this gene variant naturally have a higher risk of heart diseases; this risk is significantly reduced if they eat lots of raw vegetable and fruits.”


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