Genomics is a fast-growing field of science. Thousands of researchers are looking into various predispositions and how our body is structured to better understand how to prevent disease, and improve treatment methods.
We have compiled a database of major studies and the latest finding that has empowered DNA Assessment reports. Bookmark this page and come back to check it out as we continue to update it priodically.
Behavior, environment, and genetic factors all have a role in causing people to be overweight and obese
Obesity results from the energy imbalance that occurs when a person consumes more calories than their body burns. Obesity is a serious public health problem because it is associated with some of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.
Family Health History and Diabetes
If you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes, you are more likely to get diabetes yourself. You are also more likely to have prediabetes. Talk to your doctor about your family health history of diabetes. Your doctor can help you take steps to prevent or delay diabetes, and reverse prediabetes if you have it.
NIH working group report—using genomic information to guide weight management: From universal to precision treatment
Precision medicine utilizes genomic and other data to optimize and personalize treatment. Although more than 2,500 genetic tests are currently available, largely for extreme and/or rare phenotypes, the question remains whether this approach can be used for the treatment of common, complex conditions like obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance, which underlie a host of metabolic diseases.