What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

The DASH eating plan has been confirmed to lower blood pressure…and not just by cutting back on salt. It features vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat dairy foods, fish, poultry, beans, nuts and vegetable oils. (Dreamstime/TNS)
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Companies are offering lifestyle advice supposedly linked to one's unique DNA profile. But a biomedical researcher at Harvard said, "By and large, these are not giving a lot of value to the people who are purchasing them," adding that other factors play a far bigger role in health, such as how much we eat.

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