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Studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics shows that smoking affects human genome. Researchers have conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation using samples of 16,000 participants. DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that methyl groups are added to DNA without any interruption of DNA sequence. Methylation can …

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Overweight and obesity are growing worldwide problem including in women in reproductive age. Maternal overweight and obesity are well-known risk factors that could affect several mental and physical effect to their babies. New study found that maternal obesity has linked shorter newborn telomere size by checking cord blood and …

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For decades, researchers have indicated that Bisphenol A have linked many health diseases including abnormal reproduction, hormone instability and many types of cancers. Bisphenol A(BPA) is an organic synthetic compound that found in manufacture products, for example, canned food, water bottles and receipts. Recent animal study suggests that BPA …

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Junk DNA refers to non-coding region in our DNA. Since it was revealed by the Human Genome Project in 2000 that only 2% of the genes produce protein. 98% of DNA has not related in production of protein. Consequently, people defined this region of DNA called junk DNA. However …

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Asparagus is very beneficial food for our bodies. It is good source of fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, C, E and K as well as iron. And many studies have revealed that it is known for anti-cancer effects, prevention of heart disease, and cognitive enhancement. Many studies have been …

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