Understanding the links between diet and our genetic makeup
Everyone knows a friend who can eat all the chocolate cake he or she wants,
and never seems to gain an ounce. And another who gains weight just by looking in the
cake's general direction. Well what if your genetic makeup actually dictates - in part - how you and that chocolate cake are going to get along? And could our diet have an effect on our genetics?
This week, the Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics is being held in Quebec City. Professor Louis Pérusse is the chair of the conference. He's a researcher at Laval University's Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods and he joined us in studio this morning.