Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The genetic weight management test is in! To do or not to do? That is the question of the day!

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.
Your Genotypes:
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.
Next Steps:
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
Interleukin Genetics


NewVision said...

Ok So what does that mean for you?
What are you planning on doing?

Just wondering..

By the way, is that a picture of you and your cat? Love it by the way. :)

Vadim said...

Yes, that is a picture of me 40 pounds heavier then a year ago. As far as my diet is concerned I will add on my favorite whole grain like buckwheat, quinoa and wild rice to my regimen as well as eat more whole grain bread. Hopefully it will give me enough bulk to keep my intestines from constipation and IBS like symptoms which are horrible. And my plan is to eat all the carbs with some fat and protein mixed up preferably in the first half of the day.

SheZug said...

Sounds like you have a plan there Vadim. I recently tried quinoa for the first time and I really like it.

Vadim said...

I love quinoa. Next time try it with some shrimp olive oil and sauteed garlic and spinach. Simply delish!

SheZug said...

That sounds good. I'm working out my menu for the next few days and I think that I have all the ingredients to make something along those lines. Thanks Vadim. By the way, how do you feel these days with the additional whole grains? I remember a few months ago when we went on the shake diet we both had stomach issues. Mine have cleared up with the added grains. I am learning to accept carbs. Healthy carbs.

Vadim said...

lol, I agree! I am learning not to jump into extreames. I just realized that strict low carb is not for me at the moment. It was a vicious cycle of induction followed by exruciating symptoms followed by carb loading and on again off again. And after completing that genetic test I am convinced I need some carbs. i definitely feel better eating more whole grains. I am still quite low on carb and trying to keep it at around 50 grams. We shall see! I will keep an eye on how my body handles it. I need to lose qa lot of weight and adding carbs in my life gives me a bit of freedom for now to be flexible and I need it!

Stephanie said...

That's fascinating! I wonder what mine would say...I have a feeling I'd need low carb.

Low Carb Daily said...

Hey Vadim.. Saw over on Jimmy's blog that you went to that conference... you should give us an update on how it went!!! Sorry you got into gridlock traffic...


Harry/JP said...

Howdy, Vadim!

An interesting development. How is this new information and it's application working out for you? Well, I hope.

Are you feeling better in general?

Any hopeful signs in the weight department?

BTW, have you had a physical lately? It would be interesting to know how this dietary strategy affects your blood work.

So many questions! :-)

Vadim said...

Harry, I have been on a spiral out of control when it comes to weight loss. I have gained more weight and now weigh at a whopping 263 pounds. That is simply unspeakable. My appetite is way up due to zoloft or prehaps due to my emotionla demons, who knows. I am on and off low carb. This inconsistency is driving me bananza. Thanks for checking!

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Jason Osborn said...

Hey Vadim thanks for your story. I am a new retailer for the test and tried it myself. I just got my results back today so happy to see them. I am a fat trimmer! That's good th know. Also they have teamed up with a company called Nutralite who I work with as we'll. they have packs of nutrition and weight loss products that go hand in hand with the testing. So you can get a nurtalite better balance pack or fat trimmer pack or the carb r pack. If you or anyone you know wants to get the test or try the nutrition packs let me know. My email is

pj prista said...

I’ve lost 5 kilos in my first week. I followed the diet with some protein as suggested. It is really like magic! It works. I’m not perfectly following the listed diet plan mostly), but the weight looses even on very little exercise. Give a try on this, this diet plan clearly works.