One of the first products of its kind in the world, DNA Diet tests for 15 genes that affect metabolism and exercise. The genes comprising the DNA Diet Test have associations with body weight and body mass index, and they all meet strict criteria for usefulness in genetic screening tests. We provide a detailed report with recommendations that include dietary changes and an exercise program.
Genes involved in the regulation of energy expenditure, appetite and fat metabolism all play important roles in regulating weight. In fact, 40% to 80% of the variance in body weight is due to genetic factors. This helps explain why not everyone gains or loses while following the same diet, despite exposure to similar environments. Identifying an individual’s responsiveness to diet and lifestyle modification to control weight can be very beneficial.
Genetics determines an individual’s susceptibility to obesity when exposed to an unfavorable environment. It also examines how a person responds to diet and exercise.
Although healthy eating can lead to weight loss in some cases, it depends on many factors. The DNA diet offers a customized nutrition and exercise program. Healthy eating and exercise can lead to weight loss, but this is not guaranteed.
Offers weight management strategies based on genetic makeup
Provides motivation for individuals with a goal to lose weight
Provides insight into why previous weight management programs may not have been successful.
Provides insight into which type of diet (i.e. Mediterranean style, low-carbohydrate, low-fat diet) is most appropriate for a person to manage weight, based on genotype.
The DNA test report of the diet provides:
- The impact level of identified genetic variants
- An explanation of their impact on weight management
- Appropriate dietary and lifestyle recommendations. This includes weight management priorities, diet plan principles, workout planning and calculating MET hours