snap. I'm G/T as well....now what does it mean lol...Julie G wrote:His Frank! Is rs2802292 the right snp? I'm hetero. I'll take it . Do you have a link to help us understand the gene/diet interaction you're referencing?
But if we all eat lectins, why don’t we all get insulin dependent diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, IgA nephropathy, and peptic ulcers? Partly because of biological variation in the glycoconjugates that coat our cells and partly because these are protected behind a fine screen of sialic acid molecules, attached to the glycoprotein tips.10 We should be safe. But the sialic acid molecules can be stripped off by the enzyme neuraminidase, present in several micro-organisms such as influenzaviruses and streptococci. This may explain why diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis [just for two examples] tend to occur as sequelae of infections. This facilitation of lectins by micro-organisms throws a new light on postinfectious diseases and makes the folklore cure of fasting during a fever seem sensible.
Brian4 wrote:Via a number of different mechanisms (partly autophagy of immune cells), inflammation is dramatically reduced when on CR (whatever the macronutrient ratios), so if a particular individual happened to be sensitive to lectins or whatever it might be, the consequences would be minimal.
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