Can A Diet Be Designed To Suit Your Genetics? Let’s Find Out!
Voice of Biotecnika – Episode No: 50
Hi everyone? We have a question for all of you- have you heard of the diseases called hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, obesity, Hypertension, thyroidism? Yes? We know, you must be thinking, what a silly question!! Of course, everyone knows about it. At least one person in every house is affected by one of them. So what do we do to stay healthy? This is the next very common question. And the most common answer to this is- Eat healthily.
Dietary advice always tends to be based on the theory that there is going to be one diet that will help everyone. Well, this sounds good! But in the face of the obesity epidemic, it seems like guidelines haven’t been effective. In one study it was found that a diet that makes one individual lean and healthy might have the complete opposite effect on another. For the researchers, it was their goal to find the optimal diet but what they concluded was that it depends very much on the genetics of the individual and there isn’t one diet that is best for everyone. Now, you must be thinking, what can we do to know which diet will best suit us? Well not to worry- One way to understand what your body needs is through a DNA test.
In today’s session of the Voice of Biotecnika, we will throw some insight into a topic that has become a hotcake for the leading biotech companies all around the world- Genes and Diet. it has often made us think, Can a diet be really designed to suit our genetics???