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April 17, 2017
Know Your Genes: GC - “Vitamin D Gene”

The Group Specific Component globulin (GC) gene is associated with the synthesis of Group Specific Component globulin (GC), also called the Vitamin D Binding Protein (VDBP), which binds to vitamin D and its plasma metabolites, transporting them to the target tissue. This protein is synthesized by the hepatic parenchymal cells and then secreted into the […]

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December 22, 2016
Do you have the ‘Obese Gene’?

Weight loss struggles are an increasing phenomenon world over with the majority of people aspiring to achieve a slim body either for aesthetic reasons or good health. However, in recent years, obesity has increased dramatically in many parts of the world with India ranking third in the world’s most obese countries. According to a study, […]

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December 9, 2016
Cardiovascular Disease and MTHFR gene

Cardiovascular disease is a group of diseases that involve the heart and blood vessels. There are a number of risk factors associated with this condition, including genetic risk factors with several mutations in several genes being associated. One such important and the independent risk factor is Homocysteine. Nearly 60% of the world’s heart disease occurs […]

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December 2, 2016
Muscle fatigue and MCT1 gene

The onset of muscle fatigue has hampered many athletes from achieving their maximum potential. Lactic acid buildup is a byproduct of anaerobic metabolism. Under normal activity levels, the body mostly relies on aerobic metabolism and hence lactate (another name for lactic acid) buildup is not a major concern. However, with increased activity levels, specifically, when […]

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November 22, 2016
Here is how Nitric Oxide Supplements and Nitric Oxide gene influence exercise performance

Increasing nitric oxide (NO) has become the new secret weapon for athletes and bodybuilders. It is used as the primary ingredient in various dietary supplements to support the flow of blood and oxygen to the skeletal muscle and also use them to facilitate the removal of exercise-induced lactic acid buildup which reduces fatigue and recovery […]

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January 13, 2015
Know Your Genes To Achieve Peak Fitness

The modern sedentary lifestyle has now made obesity, a national epidemic. Doctors, nutritionists, and fitness professionals are doing everything they can to encourage people to lead healthier lives. Why not use your 23andme fitness information from your raw data to learn more about the status of sports-related genes like ACE and ACTN3? Why do some […]

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September 9, 2014
Sulk at salt for health

Food without salt is tasteless and unappetizing. But, too much salt intake is not good for health. Of course, our body needs salt but not as much as we consume. Only one gram of salt is essential for an adult in a day and even lesser is the need for salt in children. But people […]

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July 18, 2014
Healthy bones, active body!

How To Keep Your Bones Healthy? Bones are a very important part of our body as they protect our organs. Strong bones are necessary to be physically fit and healthy. When we are young, our bones are stronger and harder. But, as we age and reach our 40s, they gradually lose their density. This problem […]

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