DNA Test For Dieters
Reported September 16, 2011
BOSTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) –It’s pretty obvious how people pack on the pounds, but not all diets are created equal for everyone. Science is showing the secret to weight loss may be in your genes.
“I’ve battled with weight loss my whole life,” Amy Katsis, a dieter told Ivanhoe.
“Nothing ever seemed to work because I didn’t stick with it,” Mark McGuire, a dieter told Ivanhoe.
Like many dieters 43- year-old Amy Katsis and 41-year-old Mark McGuire tried diet after diet. Mark says the key to his 30-pound weight loss is in a kit. With the simple swab of the cheek, DNA samples are collected and sent back to Inherent Health labs for analysis.
“We analyze whether or not you have variations in three genes that have to do with your body’s metabolism of carbs or fat,” Kenneth Kornman, Chief scientific officer to
Interleukin Genetics and creator of the Inherent Health weight management test told Ivanhoe.
The first step in the process is to do DNA extraction. DNA is removed from the samples and a robotic system enhances the DNA. Then robotic systems are used to amplify the DNA. Researchers are looking for five genetic variations that impact weight loss on four genes. The fluorescent-labeled DNA is read on a microchip revealing the genetic reason hindering their weight loss efforts.
“Either you are more responsive to fat levels, more responsive to carbohydrate levels or what we call balanced which means you have some combination of both of those,” Kornman said.
“I tried everything but mainly the diets were usually low fat diets,” Katsis explained.
Amy’s DNA revealed a low-carb diet coupled with a high intensity work out would melt the pounds away. Within three months the mother of two lost about thirty pounds.
“It was an eye opener for me,” McGuire concluded.
The DNA test said a low-fat diet would work for mark—and now he’s working his way to his perfect weight.
The test costs $169.00. Inherent Health scientists say since a person’s DNA does not change the test results should work throughout a person’s life.