I havent blogged for a while but here is the latest development. I recently saw a Dr Oz show where he featured the company called Interleukin Genetics. This company specializes in few genotype tests for general public evaluating certain risk factors for heart disease, bone deteriation and vitamin deficiency. They are also first company in USA to develop a weight management genetic test which helps consumers to chose the best type diet based on their respective genetic profile. I was excited to say the least when Dr Oz, of all people, supported this company work 100 percent and claiming that there are people whos diet should be low carb and include less than 30 grams of carbs a day. This company was involved in many researches including famous Stanford University study where group of people were devided into grapes based on their genetic profiles. Study conclusively showed that people who follow their recommended genetic fit diet are at least 30 percent more efficient in losing weight. I did an extensive research of this company and found only great reviews about their work. So I pulled a plug and ordered the test, which is expensive and runs for $149 dollars. Its very simple test and takes literally 5 minutes to complete. You basically swab your cheeks and send it back to the lab and two weeks after you get the results. I was patiently awaiting my results back and yesterday I got them. Here is my report:
Weight Management Genetic Test Report
The results of your test place you in the category of Balance of Fat and Carbohydrate ("Better Balancer") and
More Responsive to High Intensity Exercise ("High MET").
Balance of Fat and Carbohydrate ("Better Balancer"). Individuals with this genetic pattern show no consistent need
for a low fat or low carbohydrate diet. In these individuals key biomarkers, such as body weight, body fat, and
plasma lipid profile respond well to a diet balanced in fat and carbohydrate. For individuals with this genetic pattern
who are interested in losing weight, a balanced diet restricted in calories has been found to promote weight loss
and a decrease in body fat.
More Responsive to High Intensity Exercise ("High MET"). Individuals with this genetic pattern are less able to break
down body fat for energy in response to exercise than those with the alternative genetic pattern. They tend to lose
less weight and body fat than expected with moderate exercise. These individuals require more exercise to activate
the breakdown of body fat for energy and weight loss. They must also maintain a consistent exercise program to
keep the weight off.
DNA Variation Name: FABP2(+1283) PPARG(+34) ADRB3(+190) ADRB2(+46) ADRB2(+79)
Genotype: G,G C,C C,T G,G C,C
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Interleukin Genetics. The test was
performed at the Interleukin Genetics Inc. laboratory in Waltham, MA. The laboratory has been inspected and
certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) per the U.S. Clinical Laboratory Improvement
Amendment (CLIA) protocols. However, the Inherent Health test itself has not been cleared or approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration.
Call 1-866-990-GENE (4363) for your session with a board-certified, licensed Genetic Professional, who can review
your reports and answer any questions. In addition, the enclosed booklet contains useful information to
guide you, as well as suggestions for diet and exercise.
Patricia D. Murphy, Ph.D., FACMG, 04/ 27/ 2010
Director, DNA Laboratory