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GENETIC & OBESITY


Genetic & ObesityObesity has become a global challenge to the healthcare industry. Recent studies have shown that about 38% of adults in United States are considered overweight or obese. . It has been estimated that nearly two-thirds of adults in US are either overweight or obese, as characterized by an excess of fat (adipose) tissue.
It is estimated that there are more than 300 million obese people and about 1.1 billion overweight people worldwide.

Obesity is a metabolic disorder defined as a condition of abnormal or excessive body fat accumulation in adipose tissue and is associated with a large number of debilitating and life-threatening disorders.

The overweight and obese people are at a higher risk of developing one or more serious medical conditions, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart diseases and diabetes.

The prevention of obesity is very challenging. It is thought that lack of physical activity and fast food are generally regarded as the primary cause of obesity worldwide. Despite the fact that we are all exposed to the same environment, not everyone become obese. There is another important factor which attributed to individual genetic differences. Gene determines an individual’s susceptibility to obesity when exposed to an unfavorable environment as well as the way he/she can respond to diet and exercise.

A genetic predisposition test for obesity can tell a person if he or she has this gene and what are their chances of becoming obese when compared to other healthy individuals in their population.

Several studies have shown that gene-environment and gene-diet interactions involved in the development of obesity.

These studies have identified a small number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that respond to diet and/or exercise. For example, people with certain SNPs are more sensitive to the amount of fat in the diet, while individuals with other SNPs are more resistant to exercise-induced weight loss.

BDL Laboratories has a genetic test panel for Weight Loss Management which includes the genes that have been validated as significant modifiers of body weight and responsiveness to diet and exercise.
The genes for the Weight Loss Management Panel were selected from the Obesity Gene Map Database based on a very extensive review of the existing scientific publications by our scientific advisory board, experts from genetics, nutritionist, and weight loss & obesity management experts.

A genetic test for obesity helps an individual to achieve a healthy weight goal.
You can easily obtain a genetic information by requesting a personalized kit at an affordable price. Ask your healthcare practitioner to order a test for you or you can directly order a kit by contacting BDL customer service online.

OBESITY CONTRIBUTES TO SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS:


  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Stroke
  • Gall bladder Disease
  • Sexual problems (erectile dysfunction)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Infertility and irregular period

Other weight-related issues that may affect your quality of life include:
  • Depression
  • Physical Disability
  • Sexual problems (erectile dysfunction)
  • Shame and guilt
  • Social isolation
  • Lower work achievement

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