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Discovering the Link between Food and Genes

A person eating a plate of salad and some bread.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s in my genes.” Can your diet affect how your genes behave?

Yes, it can, according to a field of science known as nutrigenomics. 

Dr. Amanda Brodeur, Missouri State University associate professor of biomedical sciences, and Natalie Allen, registered dietitian and Missouri State University clinical instructor of biomedical sciences, shed light on nutrigenomics and how it can help people better choose what to eat.

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A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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