Study: Lifestyle changes may also alter genes

06/16/2008 | MSNBC

A U.S. study of 30 men with low-risk prostate cancer who opted for major lifestyle changes instead of surgery or therapy experienced health improvements as well as genetic changes after three months. Patients who shifted to a healthier diet and exercised more had increased activity among disease-preventing genes, while some disease-promoting genes, including those tied to prostate and breast cancers, were turned off.

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