WHAT CAN YOUR GENES AND YOUR DNA TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT?
Our genes play a key role in the regulation of our body weight. Some studies estimate up to 70% of our risk for overweight is genetically determined. Although we cannot change our genes, by identifying your genetic risk profile of overweight and obesity, you can manage it in a scientific way. In order to take the appropriate preventive measures, we test for certain mutations in your DNA, that not only affect your risk for overweight, but also your usceptibility to certain diseases and your general health. These mutations give us more information about feeding behaviours, natural appetite control, the fat burning process, your genetic need for physical exercise in order to maintain a healthy body weight, and your metabolism of dietary fat and carbohydrates.