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WHAT MY DNA TOLD ME: AVOID FAST FOOD, EAT VEGETABLES

Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they’re tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.

The suggestions come from 23andme, one of the companies offering to point you toward the optimal eating and exercise habits for your genetics. As with most dieting schemes, the idea is appealing because it implies there’s an elusive reason why you can’t get in shape — in this case, your genes.

But Isaac Ko hane, a biomedical researcher at Harvard, said research in the field is still limited and that there’s little evidence

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