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Dr Nigel Belshaw

New evidence for epigenetic effects of diet in healthy ageing

New research in human volunteers has shown that molecular changes to our genes, known as epigenetic marks, are driven mainly by ageing but are also affected by what we eat. The study showed that whilst age had the biggest effects on these molecular changes, selenium and vitamin D status reduced the accumulation of epigenetic changes, [...]

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Epigenetics, folates and the human gut

IFR is exploring epigenetic changes in cells that line the human gut, which are linked to our vulnerability to developing cancer. Here, Professor Ian Johnson comments on DNA methylation, and on a new study from Nigel Belshaw’s group which suggests that prolonged exposure to increased, supra-nutritional doses of folic acid may cause these epigenetic changes [...]

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