At-home DNA tests aren’t just about ancestry anymore — some new companies claim they can tell you the best diet to follow based on your genetic makeup or offer other food-related advice. While some preliminary research has shown trying a DNA-specific diet isn’t an effective weight-loss strategy, you may find other useful diet-related information. The answer to these questions may lie within your genes. Genetic analysis is contributing to a growing area of nutritional medicine that offers dietary prescriptions — including personalized.
DNA testing is the best way of determining your body’s capacity for weight loss and physical exercise. Your genetic makeup dictates your ability to lose weight, gain muscle, endure physical strain, and process certain foods. This is the claim from a new crop of so-called lifestyle DNA tests—genetic tests that, rather than estimate your risk of developing various diseases, provide clues regarding your nutritio. Startups like Helix and Sequencing.com have recently created an app marketplace in which health companies can access your DNA data and offer insights.
And last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would streamline the approval process for tests that evaluate people’s predisposition for certain health conditions. DNA genetic tests promise to be the key to optimum weight loss and fitness. Vanessa Chalmers reviewed three and got results and lifestyle advice that totally contradicted each other.
She explores the scientific evidence behind the latest trend I have a predisposition for heart disease. DNA testing won’t guide dieters to the weight-loss regimen most likely to work for them, scientists reported on Tuesday. Ask Keri: Genetic testing services that tell you what to eat based on your DNA are everywhere. Will tailoring my diet to my genes lead to better health? Keri Says: Scientists have quickly been unraveling the complex ways that genes impact overall health over the past few decades, especially since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2004.
I first heard about doing a genetic test for nutrition from a friend of mine. There are a lot of companies in this emerging field, the most popular ones being DNAFit and Nutrigenomix.For $300 and up, these companies will send you a DNA kit with a q-tip, which you use to swap the inside of your cheek for saliva, and send that back to the lab for testing. DNA is a growing field of science, and new evidence is coming to light every day about the meaning of specific tests and the implications to help guide lifestyle choices.
In this blog, we reveal the research behind a dietary DNA test, so you have all the insights needed before making a purchase.
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