DNA testing for weight loss, diet suitable for genotype

New research shows that a given diet has different effects depending on the genetic profile of those who adopt them. The birth of personalized diets to measure DNA.

DNA defines the uniqueness of each of us, determining our individual characteristics. It should not therefore surprising that a certain diet can be very effective for some people and less for others.
The whole question of genotypes, as confirmed by a recent study conducted by researchers at Stanford University, California, presented at the annual American Heart Association agree.

In the research were involved 141 overweight women, subjected to a DNA test that can identify the characteristics of three genes that regulate the absorption of lipids and carbohydrates.

The participants were then divided into two groups. Women in the first group was fed a diet modeled on the genetic profile of each, while the second group of volunteers who followed a low calorie diet which did not take into account the genetic test.

The results that the researchers have obtained appear to be very clear: within a year, women who followed a diet tailored to their genotype lost, on average, 6.35 pounds, almost three times the weight reduction observed in women in the control group.

Dr. Christopher Gardner, research coordinator, points out that at last there is evidence of the effectiveness of the experimental diets matched to individual genetic profiles. He adds that, from here on out, after further investigation of scientific practice, you can proceed to customize the diet of each individual in such a way as to enable him to lose weight more effectively than it does now, and without the use of harmful drugs to health.
The possibility that DNA analysis constitutes a cornerstone in the fight against the extra pounds is very encouraging, especially because the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the alarming growth of obesity and overweight-scale Global.

Suffice it to say that the WHO estimates indicated in 2005 that about one quarter of the world population was overweight. By 2015 it is expected that it is actually more than one third of the inhabitants of our planet. As is known, obesity and overweight are conditions that negatively affect the general health, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and various cancers.