Nutri InCode Genetic Testing

Obesity is a chronic disease characterised by an increase in body fat and the ensuing increase in weight. Consequently, there is a rise in the body’s energy reserves in the form of fat. It is considered a chronic because it forms part of a group of diseases that cannot be cured with existing medicines. Obesity occurs in individuals in whom both a genetic predisposition to this condition and triggering environmental factors are present.

Genetic tests study a person’s genetic predisposition to obesity and its related disorders, such as dyslipidaemia. They also provide information on their individual response to interventions aimed at reducing obesity and reveal genetically-determined nutritional needs.

This information enables physicians to:

  • Make recommendations and take more effective steps to control obesity and prevent the development of related diseases.
  • Be aware of the existence of genetic variants that intervene in regulating body weight.
  • Know the causes of obesity or the predisposition to becoming obese.
  • Know the response to certain interventions (dieting and exercise).
  • Be aware of the existence of genetic variants that intervene in the development of related diseases.
  • Know the causes of or predisposition to developing other associated diseases that pose a cardiovascular risk.
  • Design the most appropriate strategy.
  • Establish customised lifestyle guidelines.
  • Make recommendations and take more effective actions (qualitative composition of diet and exercise).
  • Take more appropriate preventive actions.

 

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