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Genetic tests reveal need for vitamins

| | September 3, 2013

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Genetic testing and a vitamin supplement helped dietitian Dr Sylvia Escott-Stump find a stable path for her son after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Similar testing for Auckland University nutrition expert Professor Lynnette Ferguson revealed that she needed to eat plenty of foods containing the vitamin folate to address a food-based risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.

Both women are authorities on nutrition genetics – the meeting point of genes, nutrition and disease. This week, they will address the Dietitians New Zealand conference in Auckland.

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