There’s more support for the idea that there’s no one perfect eating plan for everyone. This comes from the preliminary finds of new research showing that 60% of how we react to food is unrelated to genetics, meaning that even twins have significantly different responses to food.
For two weeks the researchers undertook blood, glucose, fat levels, and digestive tests after each meal in order to determine the response to various foods. What they found is that each individual (even between identical twins) is unique in the way their body responds. This essentially throws a monkey wrench into what’s been seen as common knowledge about sugar and other carbs, protein, and fat.
The full study is expected to be published soon, and the research by nutrition science company ZOE in conjunction with Mass General Hospital and King’s College is moving into a second phase.