Category Archives: Genetics

Salivary amylase gene variation and glycemic response to starch

In the May issue of The Journal of Nutrition there is an interesting new study on salivary amylase variability and postprandial glycemic response to starch consumption by Abigail Mandel and Paul Breslin. It has a very small sample size so we should be reserved about drawing conclusions until further research is done but the results sure hint at a pretty extreme example of individual genetic variability to starch consumption. Salivary amylase of course is the first step in starch digestion, but Read more [...]