Obesity is a growing public health concern both in the U.S. and worldwide:
- One out of every three U.S. adults are obese
- Nearly 20% of U.S. children struggle with obesity
- Genetic contribution to obesity is estimated at 40–70%
Eating fresh, whole foods, reducing consumption of sugar and processed foods, exercising regularly, and drinking plenty of water all can help to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. However, one-size-fits-all weight loss programs are clearly falling short. Genoma International recommends a personalized approach, tailored to the specific nutritional, hormonal, emotional, and exercise needs dictated by our individual genes.
The days of counting calories-in, calories-out are over. A healthy bodyweight is the result of a complex interplay between genes, emotions, hormones, behavior, inflammation, environment, nutrition and lifestyle. Leptin resistance, emotional eating, and taste perception are just some of the key areas now recognized as being vital to effective weight management. Genomic testing and interpretation helps clinicians understand how individual genetic factors impact a the ability to achieve and maintain a healthy bodyweight.
The Weight Management and Ultimate Wellness genomic test panels evaluate many areas involved in the complex process of healthy weight management including:
Appetite & Metabolism, Food Cravings and Emotional Eating, Leptin, Body Fat, Weight Loss and Regain, Hormones, Thyroid Function, Exercise, Detoxification, Inflammation, Micronutrients, Methylation.