Ever wonder what DNA testing could do for weight loss?
Perhaps more than you think!Nutrient intake and physical activity are essential factors affecting body weight, body composition, energy metabolism, and energy utilization. However, research on genomes shows that 70% of body weight can be explained by genetic factors. This is done through mechanisms such as a susceptibility to gaining or losing weight in response to a given diet, through increased or decreased appetite, and through lipid over-absorption.
There are many claims of what constitutes "the best diet". Some tout veganism, others carnivorism, some high-carb, others low-carb. It is natural to be bewildered by all this -- we believe that what constitutes your best diet depends on your genetic profile.
Studies have shown that certain genes can be regulated or are influenced by nutrition and that these variations may have beneficial actions on health. Furthermore, some relatively common genes are known to influence nutrient requirements. These genetic markers may signal susceptibilities to certain health conditions. Our DNA testkits provide output of genetic analysis on a range of genes. Testing is easy: spit in a tube and send it to us. In your reports you will receive actionable results and advice for achieving your optimal body weight and fat composition.
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Nutrient intake and physical activity are essential factors affecting body weight, body composition, energy metabolism, and energy utilization. With the advances in genome research and investigations into genetic variations now it's known that up to 70% of body weight variability is down to our genes and that the personal genetic constitution is involved in the susceptibility to gaining or losing weight in response to a diet, appetite, lipid over-absorption, adipogenesis, thermogenesis, among others.
With the use of nutrigenomics we aim at designing personalized diet and lifestyle programs that have the potential to achieve optimum nutrient content, based on the current understanding of your genetic profile and your individual nutrient requirements. The DNA test kit from Persometrics requires a saliva sample to be returned to our lab. From this, we provide you a report to tell you about your fat and carbohydrate sensitivity, weight loss ability, and list recommended diets and physical activities. The genes analyzed are FTO, PPARG, ADRB2, ACTN3, and ACE.