Nutrigenomics: Fit Into Your Genes

Genetic testing can tell us about inherited traits such as hair or eye color, but what if you could test specific genes to see how your body processes nutrients?

The science of Nutrigenomics testing is going mainstream.

A simple blood test can tell you things like how you metabolize protein or sugar. Experts say how you react to food directly impacts your health. That the results can indicate risk for metabolic syndrome, even cancer and heart disease.

Nutritionists take the results and tailor a diet plan specific to you. Testing is offered by a handful of companies, can cost a couple hundred dollars including analysis, and is usually not covered by insurance.

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