STATES CHRONICLE – Thanks to all the food we consume throughout the holidays, one of the most popular New Year resolutions is losing weight and soon we’ll have a genome personalized weight loss program.
The holiday season is stressful and crowded and happy and fattening. And for people who managed to gain weight even before the holidays, it’s a nightmare. First of all, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals look incredibly good and are very tasty. Second of all, even if you’d like to keep on with your diet, your mother or your aunt or your grandmother gives you no choice. So all that’s left to do is to keep on enjoying the good food and hope for a miracle diet beginning on January 1st.
There are several types of diets but the most popular are probably the ones like the rice diet or the cabbage soup diet and basically any other diet that contains only one main ingredient. Many of them don’t actually work or make you starve yourself or are simply not meant for you.
It’s been a while since many of us understood that a diet is not just something you can pick if you like the sound of it. It is recommended that you consult a nutritionist, who can tell you what sort of diet would be fit for your organism in order to make you lose weight but still be healthy.
However, it looks like in the next five years we’ll have even a better solution than this which will not be based on our organism as we know it but on our DNA.
It seems that our genes are a very important factor in creating a customized weight loss program which would include both a diet and fitness. All you will have to do is provide a sample of your saliva for DNA analysis. After that, health experts will create you a genome personalized weight loss program.
Of course, they will be taking into account some other factors as well, such as stress levels or environment. Also with the amount of fitness trackers available nowadays, scientists will also take a look at them for gathering data.
Although the technology for gene mapping is already available, researchers still cannot make a connection between gene behavior and health outcomes. They could try to use as a starting point the “obesity gene” but even for that there is not enough evidence.
In conclusion, we will have to wait for this new weight-loss program based on DNA until scientists figure out the link between genes and diet and fitness, which according to them will happen in five years’ time.
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