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Are we what we eat?
Date: March 29, 2016
Source: Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)
Summary: In a new evolutionary proof of the old adage, ‘we are what we eat,’ scientists have found tantalizing evidence that a vegetarian diet has led to a mutation that — if they stray from a balanced omega-6 to omega-3 diet — may make people more susceptible to inflammation, and by association, increased risk of heart disease and colon cancer.