Personalised dietary advice has been taken to a whole new level with the ability to now factor in your genes!
Every person has subtle variations in their genes which plays a big part in making us who and what we are. These individual variations provide the code for how we process nutrients as well as our personal health risks. Although we can't change our genes, we can certainly use food and lifestyle to maximise the hand we have been dealt.
I have recently partnered with myDNA to be able to offer you a simple gene test that will allow you to personalise key aspects of your diet based on your unique genetic profile.
The myDNA test involves saliva collection, testing of your DNA for specific gene variations and the generation of a personalised gene & diet report. The report will identify your results for seven key genes which have influence on; weight and appetite, fat storage, your risk of elevated cholesterol, triglycerides and your ability to breakdown fat.
Importantly, your gene results will be considered alongside your health, diet and lifestyle information, to ensure all recommendations and dietary plans are truly tailored to you as an individual.
7 GENES CAN HELP DETERMINE YOUR WEIGHT AND OVERALL HEALTH FACTORS
WEIGHT, APPETITE & OBESITY
The FTO gene is linked to body size, body fat storage and obesity
The APOA5 gene contributes to the regulation of triglyceride levels in the blood.
The PPARG gene facilitates the fat storage process after consuming excess calories, saving for future energy needs.
The ADIPOQ gene is involved in fat burning and helps to control energy levels.
BODY SIZE & WEIGHT REGAIN
The MTIF3 gene has been linked to increased body size and also to the regaining of weight after dieting.
FATTY ACIDS PROCESSING
The FADS1 gene is specifically involved in the processing and production of unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid types.
CHOLESTEROL & TRIGLYCERIDES
The LIPC gene is involved in the way your body processes and breaks down dietary fats.