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