Reducing Metabolic Syndrome Risk Using a Personalized Wellness Program

The most recent data suggest that between 22.9%4 and 25%5 of US adults between the ages of 18 and 65 (44 to 48 million individuals) meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome (Met S), with prevalence higher among females, and increasing significantly with age and body weight. This study set out to ascertain the impact of a targeted, gene-based personalized wellness [...]

SA Practitioners leading the way

So says Dr Yael Joffe, nutrigenomics expert and member of the DNAlysis scientific advisory board. Speaking at the DNAlysis year end function, Yael shared her experiences of the international nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics conferences she has attended this year.  It is apparent that DNAlysis has developed and trained one of the largest practitioner networks in the [...]

Disclosing genetic information results in greater changes in dietary intake.

A recent study by Daiva E. Nielsen and Ahmed El-Sohemy assessed the effect of genetic information in patient compliance with dietary intervention.  The findings demonstrated that disclosing genetic information for personalized nutrition results in greater changes in intake for some dietary components compared to general population-based dietary advice. Nielsen DE, El-Sohemy A (2014) Disclosure of Genetic Information and Change [...]

Coeliac disease – a severe gluten intolerance versus gluten sensitivity. What is real?

The literature suggests that FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) and not gluten per se are the triggers of gastrointestinal symptoms in patients that fit most of the proposed non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) definitions. Interestingly, wheat, rye, and barley are food sources of FODMAPs and should be avoided in FODMAP sensitive individuals. Diagnosis of “NCGS” [...]