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Intense Sweeteners, Taste Receptors and the Gut Microbiome: A Metabolic Health Perspective (2020)
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Turner, A., Veysey, M., Keely, S., Scarlett, C. J., Lucock, M., & Beckett, E. L. (2020). Intense Sweeteners, Taste Receptors and the Gut Microbiome: A Metabolic Health Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114094

Intense sweeteners (IS) are often marketed as a healthier alternative to sugars, with the potential to aid in combating the worldwide rise of diabetes and obesity. However, their use has been counterintuitively associated with impaired glucose homeos... Read More about Intense Sweeteners, Taste Receptors and the Gut Microbiome: A Metabolic Health Perspective.

Salt Taste Genotype, Dietary Habits and Biomarkers of Health: No Associations in an Elderly Cohort (2020)
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Ferraris, C., Turner, A., Kaur, K., Piper, J., Veysey, M., Lucock, M., & Beckett, E. L. (2020). Salt Taste Genotype, Dietary Habits and Biomarkers of Health: No Associations in an Elderly Cohort. Nutrients, 12(4), 1056. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12041056

A small amount of emerging research has observed variations between individual sensitivity, preference and intake of salt in the presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) on the genes encoding salt taste receptors. Sodium intake is a signific... Read More about Salt Taste Genotype, Dietary Habits and Biomarkers of Health: No Associations in an Elderly Cohort.

Distribution of variants in multiple vitamin D-related loci (DHCR7/NADSYN1, GC, CYP2R1, CYP11A1, CYP24A1, VDR, RXRα and RXRγ) vary between European, East-Asian and Sub-Saharan African-ancestry populations (2020)
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Jones, P., Lucock, M., Chaplin, G., Jablonski, N. G., Veysey, M., Scarlett, C., & Beckett, E. (2020). Distribution of variants in multiple vitamin D-related loci (DHCR7/NADSYN1, GC, CYP2R1, CYP11A1, CYP24A1, VDR, RXRα and RXRγ) vary between European, East-Asian and Sub-Saharan African-ancestry populations. Genes and Nutrition, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12263-020-00663-3

Background The frequency of vitamin D-associated gene variants appear to reflect changes in long-term ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) environment, indicating interactions exist between the primary determinant of vitamin D status, UVB exposure and gene... Read More about Distribution of variants in multiple vitamin D-related loci (DHCR7/NADSYN1, GC, CYP2R1, CYP11A1, CYP24A1, VDR, RXRα and RXRγ) vary between European, East-Asian and Sub-Saharan African-ancestry populations.

Environmental UVR Levels and Skin Pigmentation Gene Variants Associated with Folate and Homocysteine Levels in an Elderly Cohort (2020)
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Jones, P., Lucock, M., Scarlett, C. J., Veysey, M., & Beckett, E. (2020). Environmental UVR Levels and Skin Pigmentation Gene Variants Associated with Folate and Homocysteine Levels in an Elderly Cohort. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051545

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a ubiquitous exposure which may contribute to decreased folate levels. Skin pigmentation mediates the biological effect of UVR exposure, but its relationship to folate levels is unexamined. Interactions may exist betwee... Read More about Environmental UVR Levels and Skin Pigmentation Gene Variants Associated with Folate and Homocysteine Levels in an Elderly Cohort.


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