Genetic Study of Obesity

Genetic screening to analyze the predisposition to obesity.

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Obesity screening

We have selected a group of 24 genes that allows, through a genetic study, a diagnosis to people who are more likely to be obese and personalized nutritional guidance on measures that will be most effective in each patient.

What is obesity?

Obesity is an excess of body fat, which usually, not always, is accompanied by an increase in body weight. It is a multifactorial disease: genetic, environmental, psychological, sociocultural, physical inactivity, neuroendocrine, drug, among others.

Obesity is a known risk factor for chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke and some forms of cancer. She does not distinguish color, age, socioeconomic status, gender or geographic location.

First step to see if there is obesity, is to determine body mass index (BMI), which is obtained by a calculation based on height and weight of individual.

GENETIC ORIGIN OF OBESITY

Recently application of molecular biology techniques and the completion of the Human Genome Project, has allowed to know the genes and molecules involved in obesity and have opened a new era in the prevention and treatment of human obesity.

If genetic information and nutrition are combined, it is possible to obtain adequate and personalized diet for each person. As we are all different, each may react differently to a conventional diet, therefore it has increasingly clear that the key is in  genes and they can figure out optimal diet through nutrigenomics.

This new science discovers the complex maze of interactions between food and presence of certain allelic changes in DNA and also studies prevention of diseases through diet. EMPIREO offers you this new tool. This test is performed at an external center.

We have selected a group of 24 genes that allows, through a genetic study, a diagnosis to people who are more likely to be obese and personalized nutritional guidance on measures that will be most effective in each patient.

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