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October 20, 2020
Genes And Vitamin B9 (Folate) Requirements

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is naturally found in many folate-containing foods like spinach, broccoli, avocados, and lentils. Apart from natural sources, the synthetic form of folate, folic acid, is also sold as a supplement. This form is supposedly absorbed better by the body.  Lucy Wills, a researcher, […]

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October 19, 2020
Genes And Vitamin B12 Requirements

Overview Vitamin B12 is one among the B vitamins and is also known as Cobalamin, since it contains the mineral called cobalt. This water-soluble vitamin cannot be made in the body and needs to be obtained from the food we eat.  Vitamin B12 helps with the below functions in the body: Vitamin B12 keeps the […]

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October 18, 2020
Genes And Vitamin A Requirements

Overview Vitamin A plays a very important role in the overall development and maintenance of the body. This fat-soluble vitamin is stored in the liver and is available externally in two forms Retinol – Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that is obtained from animal-based food sources like meat, poultry, and fish and from […]

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October 17, 2020
Comparing The Different Types Of Genetic Tests: A Complete Guide

There are many different types of genetic tests that are used for a range of applications, from ancestry analysis to diagnosing clinical conditions like Alzheimer’s. The type of genetic test to be performed is based on your reason for testing. Each type of test differs in the information it can provide, the amount of data […]

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October 14, 2020
Understanding The Limitations Of 23andMe Reports - What Is Not included?

Besides ancestry, 23andme also provides Health and wellness reports and traits. You can find a list of Health and wellness traits here. The term “reports” is sometimes interchangeably used with DNA raw data or data.  But first, read the disclaimer. All non-clinical DNA tests and reports, whether from 23andme or other companies, come with strong […]

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September 30, 2020
Important Things To Know About Your Consumer Genetic Reports

Recently, DTC genetic tests have become very popular due to a combination of reasons: Why are genetic health and wellness reports so useful? 1. Decreasing costs of genetic tests The cost of genetic testing in general has been decreasing primarily due to technological advancements and increasing consumer demand. 2. Increased interest in proactive self-care Over […]

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August 14, 2020
How To Use Monounsaturated Fats For Weight Loss

For years, all 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) […]

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August 7, 2020
COVID-19 Genetic Report: Do Your Genes Put You At A Risk?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of this novel Coronavirus as a Global pandemic on 12th March 2020. Caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV), this is the deadliest pandemic the world has seen since the Spanish influenza of 1918. As of July 2020, COVID-19 is still continuing its fateful […]

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July 27, 2020
7 Reasons To Start Focusing On Building Your Aerobic Capacity

Regardless of what your fitness goals may be, aerobic capacity is an important metric to focus on. It determines how well your body can utilize oxygen. Simply put, the better the aerobic capacity, the longer you will be able to sustain exercises. Aerobic training not only helps achieve peak fitness but also improves cardiac health […]

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July 20, 2020
5 Things About Entrepreneurship Potential That B Schools Don't Teach

Ever wondered how some people run multi-million dollar companies along with a gazillion other philanthropic work? Read on to understand more about entrepreneurship potential and the debate about its source of origin.  Who is an entrepreneur? From selling cupcakes to running a multi-million dollar biggie, entrepreneurs form a diverse spectrum. Any business idea, transformed into […]

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