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Mind the lab: Are we what we eat?

You are what you eat. We are what we eat, but what is it that… | by Alex  Kiragu | Medium

Activity description: Every time we eat thousands of genes from other organisms come into our bodies. From piggy genes in our sausage pie, to bacterial genes in our yoghurt. But where do all these genes go? what happens to all this DNA we consume?

Discover the stunning science that takes place every time we eat! This action will help us discover what happens every time we think or smell of food, when we swallow it, when it travels all the 9 meters through our small intestine … until it exits our body!

We will see in practice how we digest our food and we will learn why some people love the taste of coriander while others hate it. We will also see how all this matches with the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut! And, we will try to give an answer to the question, “so are we what we eat?”

This action, is guaranteed, to leave you .. hungry for more!

Performed by the University of Nicosia, Field of Life and Health, Program on Human’s biology

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Sep 29 2023


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