Mini Review - Insights in Nutrition and Metabolism (2023) Volume 7, Issue 5
Epigenetic effects of nutritional deficiencies: Impact on health.
This article explores the intricate relationship between nutrition and epigenetics, shedding light on how deficiencies in key nutrients can leave a lasting mark on our genes and health. It discusses the epigenetic implications of deficiencies in essential nutrients such as folate, vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutritional deficiencies can lead to alterations in DNA methylation and histone modifications, impacting gene expression patterns and increasing the risk of various diseases. Understanding the epigenetic effects of nutritional deficiencies highlights the importance of maintaining a well-balanced diet and underscores the potential for personalized interventions to mitigate these risks and improve overall health outcomes.Author(s): Wang Hou*