Your diet may soon cure diseases! The Tribune Wednesday, June 2, 2004 Wellington - Eating nutritional foods could soon help people avoid obesity, bowel cancer and cardiovascular disease if scientists are to be believed. According to the New Zealand Herald, a new research conducted by Crop and Food Research, AgResearch, HortResearch and the University of Auckland has revealed that diet had potential to make a real difference in genetically linked diseases. The New Zealand Nutrigenomics Centre of Excellence looks at the relationship between a person's genes and what he or she eats. Dr Lynnette Ferguson, the leader of the study, said, "Our genetic make-up determines how we react to different foods and how we utilise them. What has got nutritional value for one person may not be so good for another." By looking at those genetic differences in people ... scientists might be able to manipulate their diet to help manage the disease, she said. Crop and food research leader Prof Julian Heyes said sufferers of Crohn's disease, an incurable irritable bowel condition, might be the first to benefit from the research. He also said about half of those who suffered from Crohn's had a specific defect in their genes. Patients reported improvement when they ate certain foods; it was not clear what foods were beneficial and why. He said the ultimate aim was zeroing down on the foods that those with Crohn's reacted to. Diet could also be used to prevent the onset of type-2 diabetes, obesity and even bowel cancer to those genetically predisposed to the diseases. - ANI More at: http://www.tribuneindia.com Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate The terrorist mission of Jesus stated in the Christian bible: "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not so send peace, but a sword. "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. "And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. - Matthew 10:34-36. o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.