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Dietary Habits (Matoba, 2020)

WEEKLY UPDATE: January 31, 2020

STUDY TITLE: GWAS of 165,084 Japanese individuals identified nine loci associated with dietary habits

SUMMARY: Identification of genetic regions associated with dietary habits.

OVERVIEW:  Eating and drinking habits can influence one’s risk for, or protection from, certain diseases. This study sought to identify genetic variants that are linked to different dietary habits by examining genetic information and diet of over 165,000 Japanese individuals enrolled in the BioBank Japan Project. Multiple genetic variants were identified. One variant in particular, rs671, affected multiple dietary habits including consumption of alcohol, coffee, tea, milk, yoghurt, fish, tofu and natto, a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans.

DID YOU KNOW? The best way to make healthy changes to eating habits is to make small changes at a time. For example, keeping more fruits and vegetables at home can help maintain a healthy diet. [SOURCE]



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