Gene-based dietary advice improves eating habits

Gene-based personalised eating plans have all the ingredients of a lucrative diet fad, but Canadian researchers have found evidence of benefits for people with genetic risk of disease.

Their 138-person study shows positive outcomes for those told to avoid salt because of a risk variation of the ACE gene.

The trial involved an intervention group given DNA-based dietary advice to consume less than 1500mg of sodium per day, and a control group given general dietary recommendations for sodium intake of less than 2300mg per day.

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