- Analyzes Five Genes Known to Impact Body's Metabolism
- 10-14 Business Day Turnaround Time Upon Receipt by The Laboratory
- FDA Approved and CLIA Certified
- No Additional Lab Fees and Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included
- Due To State Law, This Test Can Not Be Shipped to NY State
The FindWhy Genetic Weight Control Test analyzes the following five genes:
- FTO - Responsible for Regulation of Metabolism and Satiety
- MC4R - Responsible for Regulation of Satiety and Meal Frequency
- ADRB2-E27Q - Responsible for Sensitivity to Carbohydrates and Stress Impact
- FABP2-T55A - Responsible for Fat Absorption and Insulin Regulation of Sugar
- SH2B1 - Responsible for Regulation of Insulin and Leptin Systems
These five genes are known to have an impact on your body's metabolism of fats and carbohydrates and also your body's responsiveness to exercise. The genes in the Weight Control panel were selected following a thorough and current review of research literature related to genes, exercise, obesity and nutrition.
Testing is performed on the DNA collected from cheek cells, which are obtained by brushing three included swabs on the inside of the mouth.
Gene Testing and Its Implication for Weight Loss
Obesity is not only caused by environmental factors. Certain genes have now been implicated in causing obesity because it is thought that genes regulate how our bodies capture, store and release energy from food.
They can be responsible for:
- Poor Regulation of Appetite and Satiety
- Tendency to be Sedentary
- Diminished Ability to use Dietary Fats as Fuel
- Enlarged, Easily Stimulated Capacity to Store Body Fat
Genes playing a key role in obesity explains why different people living in the same environments will be affected differently in terms of weight, even if they are eating the same foods and getting roughly the same amount of exercise.
The FindWhy test is designed to shed light on an individual's genetic background, allowing patients to create a weight loss plan that will help overcome possible predispositions for obesity, and to help them achieve lasting weight loss results.