The ideal diet? One dictated by our DNA

The ideal diet? One dictated by our DNA

That of diets is a field where there is a variability of really great approaches. We all see how diets, even the most well-known and validated, act differently in different individuals: some people, while following the same diet, may have excess weight, some develop heart disease or allergies, others do not suffer any effect. It is known that some individuals suffer from hypertension despite follow low sodium diets, while others exhibit high levels of cholesterol also eating foods low in fat. Where does all this variability?

Find out why this happens is opening up new horizons in the field of nutrition. Some international studies, the most famous is certainly the "Human Genome Project", have established that there are millions of small differences between the genomes of individuals, which strongly influence the characteristics of the tissues, organs and human cells and that determine the predisposition of a subject to respond to a particular diet, with more or less positive influences. Combining these genetic diversity to some nutrition principles is now possible to arrive, through a new modern kind of test, a diet tailored according to the genes of each one; it is one of the most effective preventive measures to preserve health and prevent diseases for which there is a predisposition. The "nutrigenetics" is the practical application in the field of 'power of progress in the science of genetics, advances that already make it possible to determine which is the best nutrition for each individual, based on new, modern genetic testing affordable. The analyzes of nutrigenetics show intolerance to certain foods such as lactose or gluten, verify the proper metabolism of nutrients, assess the ability of our body to eliminate toxins and excess free radicals according to the targeted analysis panels. The test is aimed at those who want to lose weight in an effective and personalized, who manifests disturbances such as fatigue, swelling or hypotonia no apparent reason, to those who practice sport and want to improve their physical fitness, to those who have a family history of obesity, hypercholesterolemia, osteoporosis or cardiovascular disease. These analyzes are important, however, also they revealed for all those healthy people who want to maintain this condition since treatment and the program that will be submitted will have high chances of success, being designed specifically for the individual and for their own DNA.

Edited by Dr. A. Gherardi Research Centre Biochemical Analysis Specialist CRABioN