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November 5, 2020
How To Use Monounsaturated Fats For Weight Loss

For years, diets called for the elimination of fats, urging us to move towards low-fat alternatives. While, like any other nutrient, overdoing fats can lead to weight gain, cutting out dietary fats need not necessarily result in weight loss. Replacing bad fats (trans fats, saturated fats) with good fats (mono and poly-unsaturated fats) comes with […]

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November 3, 2020
How Genes Influence Carbohydrate Intake And Weight Gain Tendency

Carbohydrates are one of the most prominent food groups in the diet. They are present as sugars, starches, and fiber in food. Glucose molecules are linked together to form starch and fiber. When carbohydrates enter the body, the fiber goes undigested, while the sugar and starch are broken down into glucose.  Glucose provides the energy […]

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October 27, 2020
Brain Differences In Youth Linked To Increased Waist Size

Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States, putting children and adolescents at risk for poor health. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise. Previous research has identified a region in the brain associated with overeating or unhealthy eating […]

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June 17, 2020
Genetics Behind Carbohydrates Intake And Weight Gain Tendency

Carbohydrates are one of the main classes of food. It is the main source of energy for the body. They are a group of organic compounds present in the form of food in cellulose, starch, and sugar. They are called carbohydrates, as they contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1). These […]

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June 27, 2019
Your Genes Do Not Sugarcoat When It Comes To Diabetes!

What is type II diabetes? Diabetes mellitus type II is a long term metabolic disorder that results in high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and/or lower insulin levels. According to the American Diabetes Association, 9.3% of the US population has this disorder.  Formerly known as adult-onset diabetes, it occurs most often in middle-aged and older people.  Over time, high […]

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August 1, 2017
Know Your Genes: FTO “Fat Gene”

The Fat Mass and Obesity gene (FTO) is associated with the synthesis of the FTO enzyme, also known as the alpha ketoglutarate dependent dioxygenase. FTO gene expression has been shown to be upregulated in the hypothalamus of the brain after food deprivation, which is associated with increased consumption of high calorie foods. There are 3 […]

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April 28, 2017
Know Your Genes: MC4R “Obesity Gene”

The Melanocortin 4 Receptor gene (MC4R) is associated with the synthesis of MC4R enzyme, a G protein coupled receptor which is found to bind to alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone. Among humans, this gene is shown to be associated with obesity. There are two SNPs that are used in our panel, rs17782313 and rs12970134 Association with […]

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April 25, 2017
ACE Gene: The Key To A Fit And Healthy Lifestyle!

ACE gene: An introduction ACE gene codes for Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme. This enzyme is a part of the Renin-Angiotensin System, which is responsible for maintaining blood pressure, and fluid and salt balance in the body. The enzyme cleaves the protein angiotensin I at a particular site, converting it into angiotensin II. This angiotensin II brings about […]

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April 20, 2017
Know Your Genes: LIPC “HDL Gene”

The hepatic lipase gene (LIPC) is associated with the synthesis of hepatic lipase enzyme (LIPC) which catalyzes the hydrolysis of fat. Hepatic lipase converts intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL) to low-density lipoprotein (LDL).It is expressed in the liver and in the adrenal glands. Specific alleles of this gene are known to either increase or decrease hepatic lipase […]

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April 19, 2017
Know Your Genes: DRD2 “Dopamine Gene”

DRD2 gene: An introduction DRD2 is a protein-coding gene that is located on chromosome 11. The Dopamine Receptor Gene (DRD2) is associated with the synthesis of DRD2, which is the main receptor for all antipsychotic drugs. The hormone Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and its secretion is increased during emotional upheavals.   From an evolutionary aspect, this […]

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