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We often see that someone loses weight with a specific diet, while another person does not achieve the same effect. The reasons for these differences are in our genes.
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Are nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics the same thing?
They are two concepts often used as synonyms to discuss the joint study of food with genomics and other omics sciences and their influence on the different health-disease phenotypes.
The first one, nutrigenetics, studies the different responses to diet depending on each individual’s genotype (type of gene). On the other hand, nutrigenomics studies the molecular mechanisms that explain the different phenotypic responses to diet depending on the particular genotype of each individual. In other words, it analyses how nutrients influence gene expression.
What is Omics?
“Omics” is a neologism used in molecular biology as a suffix to refer to the study of the whole or the totality of something. Therefore, in a more generic way, we can say that nutrigenomics analyses the relationship between food and genetics in a more comprehensive way.
Both disciplines are areas of so-called nutritional genomics. Both are part of the conjunction of omics with food and nutrition sciences.
For dozens of years, nutrigenetic and nutrigenomic studies have provided large amounts of information that allow us to approach what we can call precision nutrition. It basically consists of taking into account the particularities of each individual in order to have the healthiest diet possible. Likewise, nutrition can help prevent or treat a pathology: the more personalised the diet and eating habits, the greater the contribution to improvement or recovery.
There are countless foods and types of diet that both disciplines have analysed, among which the Mediterranean diet is one of the most noteworthy. Although this type of diet has been defined and catalogued in different ways, studies have shown that it can interact with the genome and reduce the risk of certain pathologies in certain types of people.
What does the 24Genetics DNA diet testing include?
In this respect, the 24Genetics DNA diet testing includes genetic predisposition to the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet, the low-fat diet and the low-carbohydrate diet.
Moreover, individual genetics is not only related to health. But also with aspects such as taste perception, emotional eating, the propensity to snack, the feeling of satiety, etc… All these aspects are also included in the 24Genetics nutritional, genetic test.
DNA diet testing: personalised diets according to your genes
Every human being is different, both in what we see and what we don’t see. Many of the answers are in our genes, and nutrigenetics is the science that studies these differences. We have probably noticed on many occasions that not all of us feel the same way about food, nor does it have the same effect on our bodies. We see, for example, that someone else loses weight when we eat practically the same food. Or, we do the same amount and type of exercise, and we don’t manage to lose weight. Many factors influence our body mass index, but it seems clear that there is a genetic predisposition to obesity. The key lies in genetic variations, and that is why more and more people are having a DNA dietary analysis.
We can consider diet as an environmental factor that affects the nutritional status of an individual. This is reflected in the possibility of contracting different diseases. Nowadays, nutrition and genetics are joining forces and are both integrated into one area of study: nutritional genetics.
So, if you are concerned about losing weight, your genetic information can help you a lot. We can see your predisposition as to what kind of weight loss diet will be most effective. Some genes can show certain tendencies to put on weight, to feel satiated and to crave food. With the DNA diet testing, we can see if you are predisposed to lose weight more easily and see what your genes say about what might be the most effective way to lose weight and feel better than ever.
Our nutrigenetic report has the following sections:
Based on your genetic code, you can see your genetic predisposition to certain foods, and what types of diets are best for you
Vitamins and minerals
We analyse the genes that affect various vitamins and minerals, as well as your metabolism, so you know which foods you should eat more of and which you should eat less of.
Know your predisposition to cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Understand why your body may react differently to some of the major metabolic triggers
Some genes will give us some interesting insights, such as your possible ability to sense certain flavours more intensely or whether you are prone to sweet tooth or snacking. We’ll also look at genes that may influence the effects of caffeine and much more
Your weight and you
We’ll look at the genes that influence the effectiveness of weight control diets. Some genes affect the tendency to put on weight, the difficulty in being satisfied and the desire to eat. The most effective diet is not the same for everyone, and the answer may lie in our genes.