Should I Get a 23andme Health Report or Xcode Life Health reports?

The FDA gave the go-ahead to 23andme in April of last year to provide information about an individual’s personal health risks. Now for an additional $100 23andme health report are available for more than 10 conditions.

The newly approved 23andMe health report focus on specific genetic variants related to 10 diseases or conditions:

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease
Celiac disease
Early-onset primary dystonia
Factor XI deficiency
Gaucher disease type 1
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
Hereditary hemochromatosis
Hereditary thrombophilia
Parkinson’s disease

 

A few more conditions have been added under this category ever since like Glycogen storage diseases, Leigh’s syndrome, Bloom’s syndrome, Sickle cell anemia, Tay Sach disease, Phenylketonuria etc.

 

Other than disorders the 23andme health report also covers some heritable traits listed below:

Type 2 diabetes
Hypertension
Cardiovascular disease
Obesity
Thrombosis
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Beta Thalassemia
Atrial fibrillation
Cardiomyopathy
Hypertriglyceridemia
Cystic fibrosis
Depression
Epilepsy
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Scoliosis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Stroke
Bone Mineral Density
Osteoarthritis
Anxiety
Depression
Gallstone disease
Glaucoma
Gout
Hemochromatosis
Anemia
Multiple sclerosis
Crohn’s disease
Osteoporosis
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Chronic Kidney Disease
Asthma
Vitiligo
Migraine
Alzheimer’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease
Schizophrenia
Bloom’s Syndrome
Beta Thalassemia
Hemophilia
Glycogen storage disease
Alopecia Areata
Anorexia

However there are many more companies and online tools today who provide you with health information and you definitely don’t need a $100. The raw data that you receive after you take the ancestry genetic test from 23andme is your true treasure. Uploading it onto third party sites like Promethease, Xcode Life, Nutrahacker, Genetic Genie will give you information that both you and your specialist will find useful.

In contrast let’s look at what you get for $99 at Xcode Life:

Gene Nutrition

Understanding the functioning of your nutritional metabolism is a prerequisite to healthy living. The nutrition report will help you translate the results from your DNA test into actionable recommendations that are suited to your genetic nature. Upload your 23andme raw data establish unique nutrition goals, tailor a unique diet plan according to your genetic metabolism of macronutrients, requirements of micronutrients and food sensitivities.

Categories covered under Gene Nutrition:

Tendency To Overeat
Tendency To Prefer Fatty Foods
Tendency To Prefer Sweets
Tendency To Prefer Bitter Vegetables
Tendency To Gain Weight
Carbohydrate Intake And Weight Gain Tendency
Saturated Fats, Intake And Weight Gain Tendency
Mono Unsaturated Fats Intake And Weight Gain Tendency
PUFA Intake And Weight Gain Tendency
Protein Intake And Weight Loss Tendency
Fibre Intake And Weight Loss Tendency
Tendency To Regain Weight
Vitamin requirements
Calcium Needs
Choline Deficiency
Copper Needs
Iron Needs
Magnesium Needs
Phosphate Needs
Zinc Needs
Antioxidant Needs
Caffeine Metabolism
Alcohol Metabolism
Gluten Sensitivity
Lactose Intolerance
Salt Intake And Blood Pressure Sensitivity.

 

 

Gene Fitness

Optimizing your fitness routine requires a deep understanding of your body type. Without proper knowledge about yourself, you are bound to engage in lots of wasted effort through trials and errors. Studies have shown that a significant part of the athletic ability is inherited, meaning, its coded in the genes. Hence, understand your genetics makes a big difference in optimizing your fitness regimen according to your genetic nature. 

Categories covered under Gene Fitness:

Endurance
Power
Aerobic capacity
Heart Capacity
Lung Capacity
Handgrip strength
Tendon strength
Ligament strength
Exercise motivation
Likelihood of injury
Likelihood of fatigue
HDL cholesterol level with exercise
Insulin sensitivity with exercise
Weight loss or weight gain with exercise

 

Gene Allergy

More than 30% of the Indian population suffers from at least one allergic disease. Do not wait for a sudden reaction to an exposure to learn about your allergies. Know of your genetic sensitivities to the most common allergens and protect yourselves from the allergens. Allergens are everywhere and easily affect those who are genetically susceptible to allergies.

Categories covered under Gene Allergy:

Cockroach Allergy
Dust Mites Allergy
Pets Allergy
Egg Allergy
Milk Allergy
Peanut Allergy
Pollen Allergy
Histamine intolerance
Misophonia
Motion sickness

 

Gene Health

A comprehensive assessment comprising of an analysis of around 200 genes pertaining to hypertension, heart diseases, obesity and type 2 diabetes. All these conditions are genetically- and lifestyle-mediated,  and can be prevented by making appropriate dietary and lifestyle modifications. An early predisposition warning will help you from developing these conditions.

NOTE: These reports are to be interpreted only by your physician.

 

Categories covered under Gene Health:

Type 2 diabetes
Hypertension
Cardiovascular disease
Obesity
Thrombosis
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Beta Thalassemia
Atrial fibrillation
Cardiomyopathy
Hypertriglyceridemia
Cystic fibrosis
Depression
Epilepsy
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Scoliosis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Stroke
Bone Mineral Density
Osteoarthritis
Anxiety
Depression
Gallstone disease
Glaucoma
Gout
Hemochromatosis
Anemia
Multiple sclerosis
Crohn’s disease
Osteoporosis
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Chronic Kidney Disease
Asthma
Vitiligo
Migraine
Alzheimer’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease
Schizophrenia
Bloom’s Syndrome
Beta Thalassemia
Hemophilia
Glycogen storage disease
Alopecia Areata
Anorexia

 

Gene Skin

A genetic report for personalised and proactive skin care. Your skin type is unique in terms of its tone, collagen content, aging profile, oxidation, glycation among various other factors. Understanding genetic aspects of your skin helps you nurture it in the correct way.

Categories covered under Gene Skin:

Glycation protection
Contact Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis
Generalized Psoriasis
Rosacea
Dry Skin
Folate deficiency
Vitamin Deficiency
Skin Antioxidant capacity
Freckles/Ephelides
Sun spots/Lentigines
Tanning response
Wrinkle and Collagen degradation
Response to Cellulite
Striae Distensae/ Stretch Marks
Varicose Veins
Response to UV Radiation (UVR).

 

Precision Medicine

34% of all clinically significant drug interactions have a genetic basis. Get the right medications at the right dose. The precision medicine report helps you avoid  unnecessary side-effects from medications that may not work for you.The Xcode Precision Medicine report covers more than 150 drugs under various categories like cardiology, neuropsychiatry, antidiabetics and pain-related drugs.

 

NOTE: These reports are to be interpreted by your physician ONLY.

 

Methylation and MTHFR status

An MTHFR status report is one of the many indicators for identifying the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, or the risk for neural tube defects and sensitivity to methotrexate. This report profiles more than 70 known genetic polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene and related genes.

This test could help individuals presenting with the following conditions:

Coronary Artery Disease
Elevated Homocysteine
Bipolar Disorder
Schizophrenia
Peripheral Vascular Artery Disease
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Depression
Stroke
Venous Thromboembolism
Migraines
History of Preeclampsia
Neural Tube Defects
Recurrent Miscarriages
Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Summary: 23andme health report is tuned towards informing an individual about rare diseases and physical and other characteristics. In contrast, Xcode Life health reports are designed to inform the individual about common and preventable health conditions (and  recommendations to prevent these), your unique nutritional metabolism and nutrient requirements, your genetic body type and the fitness regimen most suited to your genetics and much more. The focus of Xcode Life health reports is to empower the individual with information about their genetics that will help them live a healthy life.

 

Get the Xcode Super Pack ($99) for all the above reports!

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