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Poverty also leaves a mark on genes


Evidence has been found that poverty leaves about a dozen percent of the genes in the germline.

Poverty also leaves a mark on genesIn genes, poverty, according to a study by the American Northwestern University, has changed the perception of genes that they have a health and illness, and social inequality is a ubiquitous stress factor in the human population. Low education and income are associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, various cancers, and infectious diseases. In addition, low socioeconomic status may be linked to physiological processes that contribute to the development of diseases such as chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and cortisol dysregulation. into the genome. It has been discovered that low socioeconomic status is related to DNA methylation - a chemical alteration of DNA - in more than 1,500 genes at more than 2,500 sites. In other words, poverty leaves about a dozen percent of the genes in the grease.Thomas McDade, the author of the study says this is important recognition for two reasons. "We once said that socio-economic status is an important determinant of health, but the basic mechanisms that help our body + say" are not known. He is an anthropologist at Northwestern University. According to the research, DNA methylation can play an important role in this. "As we evolve, those who are experienced in the evolution of the genome, shape and structure their structure," said McDade.McDade said he was surprised to find so many relationships in socio-economic status, such as socio-economic status. "This pattern calls attention to a potential mechanism by which poverty can have a lasting impact on a wide range of physiological systems and processes," he emphasized.
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