DNA Oestrogen Overview


What is it?

80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history. Oestrogen gene testing may help you lessen your risk. Research has shown that an increased lifetime exposure to oestrogen is a strong risk factor in the development of breast cancer. DNA Oestrogen tests for gene variants that have been shown to have an impact on how oestrogen is processed in your body and if the processing of oestrogen and related compounds is efficient and healthy. DNA Oestrogen reports on the following areas:

  • Variations in key genes involved in metabolizing oestrogen and related compounds
  • Impact of high-risk gene variations
  • Intervention strategies for carriers of high-risk genetic variations
  • Personal risk factors associated with HRT, Oral contraceptives, bio-identical supplementation and in vitro fertilization

The Science:

Oestrogen affects the function of a number of target tissues. Guiding the personalisation of diet, hormone and nutritional supplement recommendations, based on the insight gained from the DNA Oestrogen test, to improve oestrogen metabolism is of benefit to men and women who suffer from numerous oestrogen-dominant conditions.

Who’s it for:

The test is particularly important for woman considering oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical supplementation, women who are considering in vitro fertilization or who have been diagnosed with oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Practitioners use DNA Oestrogen test results to prescribe individualised nutritional and lifestyle interventions in order to mitigate breast cancer risk in woman with high-risk genetic profiles.

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