Micronutrient deficiencies can cause DNA damage

We are all genetically unique, with the exception of identical twins. Everyone's genes encode all the proteins needed for life, but the sum total of all our biochemical processes varies considerably from person to person. One of the consequences of this genetically determined biochemical individuality is that different people have quantitatively different needs for the nutritionally important minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids and more. Biochemist and nutrition pioneer Roger Williams (author of Biochemical Individuality) highlighted that requirements for any given nutrient may vary from person to person by a factor of five or more. Given the large number of genes affecting metabolic processes, it is likely that all of us have at least some nutritional needs that fall well outside the so-called normal range. These exceptional needs might be due…
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