Ways in which food consumption influences epigenetic modifications
Discuss three ways in which food consumption influences epigenetic modifications that eventually impact on individual health. Dabek et al (2020) discuss the role of ketone bodies in epigenetics. What did epigenome wide sequencing analysis reveal in rats suffering from chronic epilepsy when placed on a ketogenic diet, specific to DNA methylation? Understanding epigenetic mechanisms is important for providing lifestyle interventions that reduce chronic disease. What role does vitamin D play in influencing modification of the epigenome as it relates to cancer? Current epigenetic studies suggest an association between maternal nutrient intake during pregnancy and the epigenetic patterns of the offspring at birth. Were the offspring of the Dutch Famine Study underweight as adults? How do these findings compare with data on the offspring of those who were born to mothers who had bariatric surgery?