Genetics and microbiome affect individualized responses to a variety of foods | Elissa Epel

Parent Episode: Dr. Elissa Epel on Telomeres and the Role of Stress Biology in Cellular Aging

It's no surprise that eating high carbohydrate foods, especially those that are low in fiber and high in simple sugars, can raise blood glucose levels. What might be a surprise is that the body's response to carbohydrate and other components of the diet is highly personal – influenced by not only a person's metabolic profile, but also their gut microbiome. In this clip, Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Elissa Epel describe the factors that influence how we respond to diet.

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