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Genetics and Chronic Disease

"Genetics do play a part in the development of chronic disease, but that possibility has to be realized by a long-term set of sustained dietary mistakes. Heart disease doesn’t just happen, regardless of inherited susceptibility. Having heart disease or any number of other chronic diseases, still requires some kind of environmental or dietary trigger to come into play. We're all responsible for the expression of our own inherited genes and whether they work with us or against us. We are not slaves to our genes, and doomed to fall foul to the exact same shortcomings of our ancestral genetic lineage." - Barry Cripps of Paleo Diet News