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. We recommend 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 helps clinicians understand how individual genetic factors impact a the ability to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Read our case study.
The Ultimate Wellness genomic test panel evaluates 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, Carbohydrate and Fat Metabolism.
Learn more about using genomics in your practice to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight in our Genomic Medicine Certification Program.