Can genes influence healthy eating?

In Ireland, we do not eat enough fruit and vegetables. Dr Eileen Gibney’s team at UCD showed that genetic variation plays a minor role in food choice whereas factors such as knowledge and attitudes about healthy eating have a large impact on food choice. Future promotional campaigns on fruit and vegetable need spell out the reasons why people should eat these foods, so people can appreciate their benefits.

Read summary report on the Relay website.

Posted: 26/01/2012 14:50:09 by Christine Connolly


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