Dean Ornish:
Your genes are not your fate

TED2008 · 3:12 · Filmed Mar 2008

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Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase.

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Dean Ornish is a clinical professor at UCSF and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He's a leading expert on fighting illness — particularly heart disease with dietary and lifestyle changes. Full bio

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