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Can a DNA test help me lose weight?

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We all know the importance of a good diet in the acquisition and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, as well as an optimal weight, is essential to preserve an adequate state of health, both physical and mental.

However, it is not always easy for all people to reach their optimal weight, according to their physical and biological characteristics. Moreover, according to the latest studies carried out by the World Health Organization, since 1975 obesity has tripled worldwide. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 and over were overweight, of which more than 650 million were obese. In other words, in 2016, 39% of adults aged 18 years and older were overweight and 13% were obese.

Obesity presents relevant and serious consequences in people who suffer from it, among them, it can trigger arterial hypertension, heart failure and strokes, which in many occasions can lead to the death of the individual. In fact, obesity is currently responsible for more than 4 million deaths worldwide each year.

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Can genetics help fight obesity?

However, not everything is negative, fortunately, today, thanks to advances in disciplines such as medicine, biotechnology and genetics, we have much more effective tools to achieve and maintain our proper weight and, thus, prevent obesity and/or eliminate it.

With this goal in mind and our values of improving people’s quality of life, at tellmeGen we have developed a specific genetic test focused exclusively on aspects of your wellness.

The tellmeGen’s Starter DNA kits can help you to lose weight, since your genome contains valuable information about how you process the different states and physiological processes of your body, so by acquiring our DNA test you will be able to know, among other things, if you are predisposed to obesity, how is your diet response and to the main nutrients present in it. All this with the aim of adapting your diet to the biological characteristics of your genome or DNA and, in this way, reach your optimal weight and prevent obesity to develop and maintain your best version and your maximum potential.