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How do lifestyle and genetics determine longevity?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Both important but..

Both genetics & lifestyle are important factors in longevity but we are learning that lifestyle plays the larger role.
This is because lifestyle affects genetic expression via epigenetics.We have 2 copies of each gene. Often one is more functional than the other & lifestyle (including mental attitude) affects which copy of the gene is expressed more. So genes influence but don't determine our fate!

In brief: Both important but..

Both genetics & lifestyle are important factors in longevity but we are learning that lifestyle plays the larger role.
This is because lifestyle affects genetic expression via epigenetics.We have 2 copies of each gene. Often one is more functional than the other & lifestyle (including mental attitude) affects which copy of the gene is expressed more. So genes influence but don't determine our fate!
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