I Alter My DNA Daily
Finally, a scientific discovery made just for me!
In the current issue of Cell Metabolism— my basic light reading— researchers report on beneficial changes to DNA achieved both through drinking caffeine and through exercise.
“The DNA changes in question are known as epigenetic modifications and involve the gain or loss of chemical marks on DNA over and above the familiar sequence of As, Gs, Ts, and Cs . . . Broadly speaking, the findings offer more evidence that our genomes are much more dynamic than they are often given credit for. Epigenetic modifications that turn genes on and back off again can be incredibly flexible events. They allow the DNA in our cells to adjust as the environment shifts.”
This is so totally me! When I’m not exercising, I’m chuggin’ down the caffeine. And the only time I’m not drinking caffeine is when I’m exercising!
Bring me my jockstrap and a giant latte! Epigenesis ho!