A Weekend Read: Nutrition and Individualism


Two groups lead by Eran Elinav and Eran Segal have presented a stunning paper providing startling new insight into the personal nature of nutrition. The Israeli research teams have demonstrated that there exists a high degree of variability in the responses of different individuals to identical meals, and through the elegant application of machine learning have provided insight into the diverse factors underlying this variability.

As genetic factors are known to modulate and individuals innate responses to diseases, medications, and blood metabolites, it may come as no surprise that individuals do not respond to identical foods in the same manner. Read more here on Cell.

New Research ? Blood Type = Health?

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Can Blood Type Determine Your Health?
Research suggests it pays to know if you’re A, B, AB or O

By Beth Howard From  Grandparents.com

Quick: What’s your blood type?

If you’re scratching your head, you may be missing out on an important health clue. A spate of recent research suggests that your blood type — whether A, B, AB or O— may influence your risk for a variety of health conditions, from cardiac disease to cancer.

The research is still early and scientists aren’t yet sure how to explain the connections. Although you can’t change your blood type, however, knowing about added risks can still be helpful. Here are several ways your blood type could be affecting your health — and what to do about it read more