The occurrence of gluten intolerance in the Finnish population has doubled in the past twenty years. According to researchers, gluten intolerance may often be symptom-free, and people may be unaware that they have the condition if their symptoms are mild or atypical. Three out of four people with gluten intolerance have not been diagnosed, which also means that they are as yet going without treatment.
No child or young athlete should be subjected to genetic testing to spot sporting talent or boost performance concludes an international panel of experts in a consensus statement.
Some health experts predict that the next significant advance in helping overweight people achieve a healthier weight will be to use an individual’s genetic data to customize diets and physical activity plans, an approach known as “precision weight loss.”
When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients — we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. This triggers an inflammatory response that activates the immune systems of healthy individuals and has a protective effect, as doctors have proven for the first time. In overweight individuals, however, this inflammatory response fails so dramatically that it can lead to diabetes.