How Diet & Lifestyle Influence Aging & Brain Function [UCSF Healthy Heart Talk Oct. 2014]

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Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D. discusses how diet can affect DNA damage, a well-known initiator of cancer and dietary changes that can lower DNA damage. She talks about her recent publications on how vitamin D controls serotonin and how this affects brain function and behavior. She also explores the intersection between genetics and environment: how your diet, micronutrients, exercise, and sleep can change the expression of your genes, how this has profound effects on the way your body functions and ages, and how these effects can be passed on to your grandchildren.

This video was filmed at Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center Series Seminar at UCSF Medical Center Heart and Vascular Center on October 1, 2014. To learn more about the Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center go to: http://www.healthyheart.ucsf.edu

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