Game of Genes

New age science in the
‘sixties and ‘seventies produced
research and discoveries to
kill bad microbes, treat
inherited illnesses so that
we can live into sprightly
old age for many years.

All very exciting to the
new generation born in
soaring birth rates after
WW II repeopling a
depleted world population.

Now the offspring born in
that mating flurry are in their
sixties and seventies well armed
for years to live the latest
research into healthy lifestyles.

Family genes waiting in the wings
have the last laugh as they appear
delivering congestive heart
struggles at 67, anorexia and
depression at 65, diabetes at 70
throughout the family tree.

The old age lottery has
spat out its marbles,
done its worst.

Previously posted April 2017

Game of Genes

6 thoughts on “Game of Genes

      1. Yes. That is a hard one. I was diagnosed as diabetic at 70 – just over the magic HbA1c count to be diabetic. I have recently turned 75. I was sent to classes at the time I was diagnosed, and learned more about controlling it. I needed to eat at certain times that my metabolism preferred for good digestion. And if I did not eat enough during the day I was starving at 10pm and what I ate then stayed on. I had experienced that during my rotating shift days at Telecom. However I have got the food and the eating times sorted I hope, and in the process I have shed inches around my waist – and weight. Gradually. The nurse checking me last time I weighed myself in front of her said she would not want me to be losing weight any faster given my age and condition.

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      2. That sounds great. A controlled experiemtn at Newcaslte Universty showed that (for 50% of partcipants) rapid weight loss of 15Kg could reduce HbA1c counts to well inside the normal range. So I’m going to see if it works for me. Fingers crossed!

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