DNA Weight Loss Test
Fee Schedule for Year 2019
|Test Type||Testing Time||Fee|
|DNA Weight Loss Test||2 to 4 weeks||$4880Order Kit|
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Obesity is a worldwide problem that affects all ages and ethnicities. According to the World Health Organization, obesity affects 600 million adults (13% of the world’s adult population) and 42 million children under the age of five years (2015 report). It affects both genders, but is more common in women.
Obesity increases the risk of multiple health problems, particularly cardiovascular issues, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, asthma and osteoarthritis. Because of these health complications, obesity is associated with a reduced life expectancy (averaging 6 – 7 years lower than healthy weight individuals).
What factors influence obesity risk?
Obesity is generally due to a combination of excess calories, lack of physical exercise and genetic susceptibility. The increasing rate of obesity is likely due to an easily accessible (and often unhealthy) food source, increased reliance on vehicular transport, mechanized manufacturing and labor saving technology (e.g. washing machines).
Genetic changes can also influence hormonal and neuronal signaling pathways, digestion and metabolism of dietary components, desire to overeat and the motivation to exercise. This genetic analysis provides you with an understanding of genetic factors that influence your risk of obesity, thereby allowing personalized intervention for more effective treatment and prevention of obesity.
What genes affect obesity risk?
Studies show multiple genetic variants can significant influence a person’s body weight, and how they respond to specific diets and exercise plans.
MC4R – disrupts appetite suppression
NMB – associated with food disinhibition
FTO – influences energy intake, diet impact and satiety
SH2B1 – interrupts a satiety hormone signalling pathway
BDNF – influences exercise motivation
APOA2 – alters saturated fat metabolism
AMY1 – reduces the ability to digest starch
FABP2 – increases fatty acid uptake
ADIPOQ – disrupts normal glucose regulation
ADRB2 – affects weight loss in response to exercise
CLOCK – disrupts the normal circadian rhythm