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Test for DNA Weight Management


The Answer Is In Your Genes

Our genetic code determines all of our body’s characteristics, including the way our metabolism works. We decode the valuable information provided by the DNA to reveal how we respond to food and exercise and to determine the appropriate macronutrient balance to compliment the unique characteristics of our metabolism.  Furthermore, we determine the intensity and duration of exercise needed each week to maintain a healthy weight and overall fitness. Therefore, this knowledge can empower us to make individualized lifestyle choices to lose weight, keep it off, and enjoy optimum levels of fitness and well being for proper DNA weight management.

DNA Weight Management

DNA is a long molecule made up of building blocks called nucleotides, arranged end-to-end like beads on a string.  So, the sequence of these nucleotides along the DNA molecule is the secret to decoding the information in DNA. Typically the information in DNA is translated into one of the many proteins needed by a cell to perform its life-sustaining functions. A specific nucleotide sequence will be translated into a specific protein that functions in the ways needed by the cell. Hence, a nucleotide sequence that gives rise to a protein is called a gene.

DNA weight management is a complex process. No single gene is responsible for weight loss or gain; however GenoVive has identified a panel of 24 genetic markers that provide a comprehensive insight into individual weight management. A SNP is a type of DNA sequence variation within a genotype (individual genetic makeup). Of these gene variants, some provide information on dietary factors and other provides information on physical activity, with some variants providing insight on both diet and exercise.

The gene variants reveal details about how our body processes fats and carbohydrates and how it responds to physical activity. Some variants indicate decreased efficiency processing carbohydrates, while others identify challenges with fat metabolism. Even more, other variants indicate which individuals require a higher level of physical activity to maintain a healthy weight. The GenoVive Nutrition and Fitness Genetic Profile Report will provide these and many more insights into our own unique metabolism.


* * * This information is for educational purposes ONLY.  Therefore, it should not be interpreted as medical advice.* * *