Obesity is on of the main type of health problems in industrialized countries. The availability of food together with limited physical activity cause fast progress of this civilization disease. Simultaneously, the market of services providing fast weight loss solutions and helping to gain optimal weight is growing. We also know that losing weight is not equally simple for everyone. One of the causes of this state of affairs are genes responsible for metabolism. Today it is known that the predisposition to obesity is hereditary in 30-70%, depending on ethnic background. We are also aware of at least several genes which affect the effectiveness of different weight loss diets, the sense of hunger and satiation.
The tests we conduct allow us to determine the genetic risk of obesity and eating disorders. It also helps to establish an optimal diet and physical exercise plan for you.
The results of the tests will be useful for people who try to keep correct weight and would like to know of the conditioning of their metabolism, and are also interested in developing an optimal diet for themselves.
The test determines the presence of characteristic mutations related to a given trait, such as the probability of having increased BMI, in the analyzed genes.
This chapter tells us whether the genetic test indicates an increased or a reduced risk of an elevated level of total cholesterol in the system. Cholesterol is a compound used in the synthesis of cell membranes, bile acids and steroid hormones. Its only source are animal products. Its excess in the organism can cause, among other afflictions, atherosclerosis and gallstones.
BMI is a body mass indicator that is used to determine the risk of diseases related to being overweight or obese, such as atherosclerosis and diabetes. It is one of the most important indicators of the physical health of the organism. This section of the report indicates the genetic risk of BMI deviating from the norm.
This section provides information about the genetic susceptibility to anorexia. Anorexia nervosa is a disease often referred to simply as anorexia. It causes a person to reduce the amount of consumed food and the frequency of meals, which is a result of disrupted perception of the attractiveness of a person's own body. This disease causes emaciation of the organism, often leading to irreversible changes.