I have always suspected that there are factors unique to each individual that play a big part in successful weight loss. What works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. I came to this conclusion by observing how people’s bodies reacted to weight loss programs and exercise programs.
The type of diet a person eats plays a large part in success and I have found that each individual reacts to foods in a unique way, evidence of this can be found by the fact that some people are severely allergic to certain foods but others can eat that same food with no effect. This leads me to suspect that the same reaction can be true when a person goes on a weight loss diet.
I have been considering a more scientific approach to identify an individual’s dietary requirements to achieve weight loss. A DNA test could offer some intriguing answers, giving a person more of an insight into what their best course of action is in choosing a diet plan and exercise program that will work for them. The test could cut out weeks or months of trial and error (and cost) in checking out the huge array of weight loss diets available, only to find that they don’t work for you.
“Genetic testing has moved into the mainstream and is the future of preventive health. In addition to the thousands of tests being offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers has progressed to the point of understanding the specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein, micronutrients, and more, and how specific genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities.
With the advanced genetic testing technology and scientific understanding of the human genome available today, it is now possible to develop individually-tailored nutrition and exercise programs that are based on and curated to your unique DNA. Only now has the cost of genetic testing come down to the point where it is feasible to use this technology for health management programs offered to the general public.
Programs tailored to an individual’s DNA have proven to be much more effective than generic programs. A recent study published by the European Society of Human Genetics found that dieters employing weight management programs tailored to the individual’s genome lost up to 33% more weight than those following standard, “one size fits all” weight loss programs. With the latest genomic technology, any health management program that does not take an individual’s genetic profile into account is simply guesswork.
Clinical studies and research on genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers have been rapidly increasing in quality and volume since the human genome was first mapped in 2003. As the testing technology improves and the cost of analyzing an individual’s DNA decreases, more research facilities and universities around the world are able to perform more studies with larger test subject groups, all leading to more being discovered about the connections between genetics and preventive health.
Dr. Mark Sarzynski, a top researcher in the field of exercise genomics, and his team review relevant published research, and update our solution protocols to include newly identified findings so HomeDNA customers have the soundest scientific basis for their weight management recommendations”.
Test it for yourself and let me know if the information helps you to lose weight.