One of the first products of its kind in the world, DNA Diet tests for 13 genes that impact metabolism and exercise. The genes comprising the DNA Diet test have associations with body weight and body mass index, and all meet stringent criteria for utility in genetic screening tests. We provide a detailed report with recommendations that include dietary changes and an exercise programme.
Genes involved in regulation of energy expenditure, appetite, and fat metabolism, all play an important role in weight regulation. In fact 40% to 80% of the variance in body weight is due to genetic factors. This helps to explain why not everyone becomes obese even though people may be exposed to similar environments. Genetics thus determines an individual’s susceptibility to obesity when exposed to an unfavourable environment. It also explores the way a person responds to diet and exercise.
The DNA Diet test panel is designed to assist health practitioners in effectively managing body weight, by guiding the development of diet and exercise programs based on genetic differences in nutrient metabolism and body fat regulation. While healthy nutrition may in certain cases result in weight loss, it depends on many factors. The DNA diet provides a tailor-made nutrition and exercise programme.
All genes meet the following stringent criteria for utility in genetic screening tests:
Genes that impact metabolism, insulin sensitivity, satiety and feeding behaviour.
Fat absorption and metabolism
Fatty acid binding protein (FABP2)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARG)
Apolipoprotein A-II (APOA2)
Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor (ADRB2)
Fat metabolism, obesity and satiety
Insulin sensitivity, and regulation of metabolism, feeding behaviour and energy intake
Beta-3 Adrenergic Receptor (ADBR3)
Alpha-actinin 3 (ACTN3 )