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Healthy lifestyle brings about changes in gennah

June 17 2008
18:01

Researchers concluded that a healthy lifestyle not only allows a person to maintain good form, but also becomes a cause of positive changes at the genetic level.

In their study, researchers at the Institute of Preventive Medicine was observed in 30 men with low-risk prostate cancer who refused conventional treatment (surgery, radio-or hormonal therapy).

Within 3 months of patients' lifestyles are changing dramatically. Experiment participants were eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and soybeans. In addition, each day they walked at least 30 minutes and meditate for about an hour.

As expected, after 3 months of test subjects lost weight, lowered blood pressure and improve health in general, the website "News America."

Proper nutrition and increased physical activity led to a change at the genetic level: the changed activity of about 500 genes. Examining the prostate biopsy, they noticed that 48 genes involved, and 453 turn off. Moreover, these 48 genes responsible for disease prevention, and 453 - for their development, including the development of prostate cancer.

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