#16 Following Vegan Diet Could Cause Long-Term Genetic Changes
Vegan diets are known for their many health benefits. It is one of the most groundbreaking discoveries in nutrition science and has some amazing facts attached to it.
According to scientists, there are 25,000 genes in each cell of a human body (lesser as compared to water fleas which have over 30,000). Vegan diets could help increase the number of genes without altering the DNA via a process called epigenetic.
In a study conducted by Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, it was revealed that a vegan diet changed nearly 500 genes within a quarter. Further, it was found that genes that trigger cancer and diabetes besides other illnesses were turned off, and disease-preventing genes were turned on.