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Twin study is proof that we all need a personalized diet
June 11, 2019

From Time:

Though they're not without critics, the U.S. federal dietary guidelines have for years aimed to give all Americans a blueprint for good nutrition.

But new research says this kind of one-size-fits-all approach may not cut it. Different people, even identical twins (who have nearly the exact same DNA), may respond to the same foods very differently, the researchers found – complicating decades of weight-loss and health advice, and potentially leaving consumers with more questions than answers.

"Our recommendations, medically and public-health wise, have just been assuming that if people follow the standard plan, they'll lose weight" and develop fewer chronic diseases, says study co-investigator Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London. "Really, that thinking has now been exposed as completely flawed."

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