Archive | February, 2019

Genetic Testing Facts or Fiction

4 Feb

Did you or someone you know receive a genetic test kit over the Holidays? The following is the information regarding these tests from different research studies done around world.

What makes you who you are is a detailed set of blueprints contained in every cell of your body. These blueprints are your DNA which helps determine a broad scope of traits from a person’s hair color to inherited diseases. The genetic tests available in the market offer you detailed data of your health problems and suggest personalized workout and nutrition plans.

genetictestingMedical professionals and researches advise that if you know you are at high risk for a disease, you can request a genetic test or advice from your physician. Clinical genetic testing is more comprehensive than the market DNA testing and look at many more parts of a gene.

They also say that the information obtained only by the DNA tests is not sufficient to determine a person’s health risks. There are many other factors such as a person’s diet, weight, exercise habits, gender, environment, smoking status and other lifestyles that influence the chances of developing a disease.

Another popular genetic testing is the Diet and Fitness testing. This offer information on the foods a person should eat or the exercise a person should do for peak fitness. However, Christopher Gardner, Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, says that the field of personalized nutrition genetic testing “is in its infancy”. In other words, nutrition genetic testing is not ready to design a person’s diet or physical activity. Instead, people should obtain personalized recommendations tailored to them and their lifestyle from a genetic and diet professional.

Eating smart, moving more, making lifestyle changes, decreasing your stress levels and sleeping good may help you to avoid being overweight and to prevent chronic diseases. This should be the first step towards a healthy and happy life.

 

 

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Genetic Testing Facts or Fiction

4 Feb

Did you or someone you know receive a genetic test kit over the Holidays? The following is the information regarding these tests from different research studies done around world.

What makes you who you are is a detailed set of blueprints contained in every cell of your body. These blueprints are your DNA which helps determine a broad scope of traits from a person’s hair color to inherited diseases. The genetic tests available in the market offer you detailed data of your health problems and suggest personalized workout and nutrition plans.

genetictestingMedical professionals and researches advise that if you know you are at high risk for a disease, you can request a genetic test or advice from your physician. Clinical genetic testing is more comprehensive than the market DNA testing and look at many more parts of a gene.

They also say that the information obtained only by the DNA tests is not sufficient to determine a person’s health risks. There are many other factors such as a person’s diet, weight, exercise habits, gender, environment, smoking status and other lifestyles that influence the chances of developing a disease.

Another popular genetic testing is the Diet and Fitness testing. This offer information on the foods a person should eat or the exercise a person should do for peak fitness. However, Christopher Gardner, Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, says that the field of personalized nutrition genetic testing “is in its infancy”. In other words, nutrition genetic testing is not ready to design a person’s diet or physical activity. Instead, people should obtain personalized recommendations tailored to them and their lifestyle from a genetic and diet professional.

Eating smart, moving more, making lifestyle changes, decreasing your stress levels and sleeping good may help you to avoid being overweight and to prevent chronic diseases. This should be the first step towards a healthy and happy life.

 

 

 

 

Las pruebas genéticas, realidad o ficción

4 Feb

¿Recibió usted o alguien que conoce un kit de pruebas genéticas durante las navidades? La siguiente es la información sobre estas pruebas de diferentes estudios de investigación realizados en todo el mundo.

Lo que lo hace a usted único, es un conjunto detallado de información contenida en cada célula de su cuerpo. Esta información es su ADN y ayuda a determinar una amplia gama de rasgos desde el color del cabello hasta las enfermedades hereditarias. Las pruebas genéticas disponibles en el mercado le ofrecen datos detallados de sus problemas de salud y le sugieren planes personalizados de entrenamiento y nutrición.

Los profesionales médicos y los investigadores aconsejan que, si sabe que tiene un alto riesgo de contraer una enfermedad, puede solicitar una prueba genética o un consejo de su médico. Las pruebas genéticas clínicas son más completas que las pruebas de ADN del mercado y analizan muchas más partes de un gen.

genetictestingTambién dicen que la información obtenida solo por las pruebas de ADN no es suficiente para determinar los riesgos de salud de una persona. Existen muchos otros factores, como la dieta de una persona, el peso, los hábitos de ejercicio, el género, el entorno, el hábito de fumar y otros estilos de vida que influyen en las posibilidades de desarrollar una enfermedad.

Otra prueba genética popular es la prueba de dieta y aptitud física. Esta prueba ofrece información sobre los alimentos que una persona debe comer o el ejercicio que debe hacer para mejorar su estado físico. Sin embargo, Christopher Gardner, Ph.D., profesor de medicina en la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Stanford, dice que el campo de las pruebas genéticas de nutrición personalizada “están en su infancia”. En otras palabras, las pruebas genéticas de nutrición no están listas para diseñar la dieta o la actividad física de una persona. En su lugar, las personas deben obtener recomendaciones personalizadas adaptadas a ellas y a su estilo de vida de un profesional de la genética y de un nutricionista.

Comer de manera inteligente, moverse más, hacer cambios en el estilo de vida, disminuir los niveles de estrés y dormir bien puede ayudarlo a evitar el sobrepeso y prevenir enfermedades crónicas. Este debe ser el primer paso hacia una vida feliz y saludable.