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Nutrition Traits

Risk from Vitamin B2, B6, B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B is important in the formation of red blood cells, maintenance of neurological function, and synthesis of nucleic acids. Vitamin B is found abundantly in salmon and breakfast cereals. 

Risk from Folate Deficiency

Folate is involved in the synthesis of nucleic acids and metabolism of amino acids. It is found abundantly in spinach and asparagus. 

Risk of High Homocysteine 

Homocysteine is an amino acid implicated in cardiovascular disease and dementia. Homocysteine levels can be effectively reduced with consumption of B vitamins.

Vulnerability to Alcohol

Alcohol abuse can reduce the body's absorption of nutrients. If consuming alcohol regularly, a diet abundant in vegetables and fruits is imperative.

Risk from Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is involved in a myriad of cognitive and physiological processes, including brain, bone, muscle, and immune health. Maintain healthy Vitamin D levels with sunlight, fish, and dairy.

PMID 8845602 22193625 

Risk from Choline Deficiency

Choline is an essential nutrient involved in metabolism, neurotransmission, and the structural integrity of cells. Eggs, fish, and cruciferous vegetables are reliable sources of choline.

PMID 21429654 17613168 

Risk from Vitamin C/E Deficiency

Vitamin C and E are systemically important antioxidants involved in the maintenance of the immune system, and in the protection of cells from free radicals. Reliable dietary sources include seeds (E) and cruciferous vegetables/citrus (C). Adequate dietary intake of antioxidants can attenuate the effects of mutations associated with reduced antioxidant activity. 

PMID 22572643 18326615 

Risk from Higher Cholesterol

The cognitive risks from high cholesterol and other markers of poor cardiovascular health are influenced by an individual's genetic profile.

Oxidative Stress Vulnerability

Oxidative stress occurs naturally in the course of life, and the body has evolved ways to mitigate the damage of reactive oxygen species. To promote resilience, consume fruits, vegetables, and exercise daily.

PMID 22572643 18326615 

Risk from Betaine Deficiency

Among other functions, Betaine serves to protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. Reliable Betaine sources include whole wheat bread, shrimp, and spinach.

PMID 21429654 17613168 

Risk from Calcium Deficiency

Calcium is involved in bone health, vascular contraction, muscle function, nerve transmission, cell signaling, and hormonal secretion. Find calcium abundantly in dairy and fish.

PMID 8845602 22193625 

Plant-Based Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean diet is centered around vegetables, legumes, olive oil, whole grains, and fish, with moderate consumption of dairy and eggs. This diet is associated with a longer life and improved cognition.

Risk from Potassium Deficiency

Inadequate potassium manifests as fatigue, muscle weakness and cramps, bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain. Potatoes, tomatoes, and raisins are reliable sources. Mutations in the Vitamin D receptor are associated with risk of low bone mineral density. Low Magnesium can further increase risk of low bone mineral density.

PMID 8845602 22193625 

Cardiac Risk from High Coffee Consumption (873 ml+ daily)

Individuals with reduced activity of an enzyme involved in the breakdown of catecholamines have a higher risk of coronary incidence with heavy daily coffee consumption, defined as greater than 873ml of black coffee daily.

PMID 17008817 16878403 

Age Related Vision Changes

Macular degeneration is influenced by oxidative stress and inflammation. The antioxidants vitamin C and E may offset age related oxidative stress implicated in macular degeneration.

PMID 22572643 18326615 

Risk From High Saturated Fat Intake

Guidelines around dietary saturated fat intake are evolving, but a standard guideline is that saturated fat should account for no more than between 7-10% of your daily calories. Certain genetic variants are associated with exacerbated risk of cardiovascular disease, relative to the population, when following diets high in saturated fat.

PMID 10325447 15488874