Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and Epigenetics

Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and Epigenetics 1st Edition-1

Editors: Vinood B. Patel, Victor R. Preedy


The well-being of humankind is not only dependent upon individuals receiving adequate nutrition but also upon their genetic makeup. Genes may encode proteins responsible for structural components (e.g., membranes, subcellular organelles) and dynamics (e.g., enzymes, receptor–postreceptor cascades). Many of these components will require, from the outset, an adequate diet. For example, some antioxidant enzymes are critically dependent on the diet.

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