Optimize your weight loss strategy based on your genetics
Do you struggle to maintain a healthy body weight? Are the latest diet fads just not working for you? It is time to consider your genes. Scientific research has identified multiple genetic variants that have a significant influence on an individual’s body weight and weight loss ability. A simple mouth swab is all we need to analyze your DNA and identify changes that affect your obesity risk; then you can follow a diet and exercise plan tailored to your genes, so that you can finally fit in those designer jeans!
Obesity is a worldwide problem that affects all ages and ethnicities. According to the World Health Organization, obesity affects 600 million adults (13% of the world’s adult population) and 41 million children under the age of five years. Obese individuals have a higher risk of multiple health problems, particularly cardiovascular issues, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, asthma and osteoarthritis. Due to these health complications, obesity is associated with a reduced life expectancy (averaging 6 – 7 years lower than healthy weight individuals).
Your DNA influences your obesity risk
Obesity risk is influenced by poor diet and lifestyle choices (e.g. excess calories and lack of exercise), but it is also strongly influenced by an individual’s genetic makeup. Your genetics affect your food choices and desire, motivation to get out and exercise, digestion, metabolism, hormone pathways, and even your circadian rhythm. An understanding of your genetic variation can provide you with the tools you need to change your diet and lifestyle and lose that extra body fat.
Genetic variants identified in this test
This test identifies genetic changes in these genes:
- MC4R – disrupts appetite suppression
- NMB – associated with food disinhibition
- FTO – influences energy intake, diet impact and satiety
- SH2B1 – interrupts a satiety hormone signalling pathway
- BDNF – influences exercise motivation
- APOA2 – alters saturated fat metabolism
- AMY1 – reduces the ability to digest starch
- FABP2 – increases fatty acid uptake
- ADIPOQ – disrupts normal glucose regulation
- ADRB2 – affects weight loss in response to exercise
- CLOCK – disrupts the normal circadian rhythm
Three Easy Steps
Step 1: Order test kit online
Step 2: Collect DNA sample using a painless mouth swab, and mail to the lab in the provided return envelope
Step 3: Receive your results online
Click here for more details and to watch our explanatory video.
|Our test answers your diet questions:|
|✓ Are you sensitive to starch?|
|✓ How well do you metabolize fats?|
|✓ Are you always hungry?|
|✓ Do you love snacking?|
|✓ Difficulty feeling full?|
|✓ Not motivated to exercise?|
|✓ Exercising but not losing weight?|
|✓ Diminished immunity?|
|✓ High blood sugar?|