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How can the changing environment affect my genes?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine

In brief: Genetics

You cannot change your genes, but you can definitely affect the expression of your genes - by about 75% in many cases.
It depends on the gene. Environment would include many things, like consumption of certain nutrients, toxins, hormones, stress, sleep, etc. Epigenetics refers to the expression of your genes.

In brief: Genetics

You cannot change your genes, but you can definitely affect the expression of your genes - by about 75% in many cases.
It depends on the gene. Environment would include many things, like consumption of certain nutrients, toxins, hormones, stress, sleep, etc. Epigenetics refers to the expression of your genes.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Dr. Liesa Harte
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