Marilyn is a fellow traveler and not a scientist. In this book she shares what she's learned as a consumer, and provides scientific references for further study.Nutrigenomics is short for nutritional genomics. It's the study of interactions between genes, the environment, and nutrition. We've been taught that the genes we're born with determine our future. Nutrigenomics has been proving we can influence our future health by making smart choices as we decide what we eat, how we exercise, and our environment.It turns out obesity can increase risk of heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. The ideas in this book are meant to address early detection and prevention of disease from a consumer's point of view.