Our Genetic Test reviews over 1100 genetic markers, using Polygenic Risk Scores (PRS) to analyse and present your results to you. Most phenotypes (the physical result of our genetic makeup) are not cause by a single genetic variant but are influenced by the combined effect of many genetic variants (find out about PRS here).
Below are the titles of some of the phenotypes we report:
- Body Shape: apple vs pear
- Obesity risk
- Weight loss repsonse (to saturated fat, protein, carbohyrates, eating late, mediterranean diet..)
- Risk of weight regain
- Nutrient requirements (risk of deficiency of all vitamins and minerals)
- Blood pressure sensitivity to salt
- Glucose tolerance
- Genetic influences on total cholesterol level
- Emotional eating
- Portion size
- Snacking behaviour
- Gluten & lactose intolerance
- Fructose absorption
- Milk, egg, nut allergy
- Caffeine metabolism
- Coffee consumption
- Repsonse to exercise (body fat, blood pressure, weight loss, glucose tolerance...)
- Endurance v power profile
- Resting heart rate
- Aerobic capacity (VO2)
- Lactate threshold
- Oxygen delivery to muscles
- Muscle performance: fast vs slow twitch muscle fibre types
- Muscle building ability
- Post-exercise recovery
- Risk of injury (bone, disc, ligament, tendon)
- Testosterone level
Mind & Sleep
- Risks from alcohol use (liver and pancreas damage risks, alcohol dependence)
- Severity of hangovers
- Nicotine dependence
- Chronic Fatigue
- Intelligence quotient (IQ)
- Non-verbal intelligence
- Circadian rhythm (morning v evening person types)
- Overall sleep quality
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep depth
Beauty & Longevity
- Skin nutritional needs (vitamins and minerals)
- Skin wellbeing (elasticity, dryness, cellulite, stretch marks, youthfullness)
- Sun damage (sun spots, sun burn)
- Telomere length
- Overall longevity
As you can see there is a very long list of results we report to you, these are just a snapshot of some of the polygenic risk scores we show. It's important to note that many of these offer one side of the story and it's very useful to pair your genetic risk with aspects from your diet, lifestyle, blood and gut microbiome to get a full picture.
For example, your genetic results may show you're at increased risk of being deficient in vitamin B12. We can analyse your food frequency questionnaire, food log and even look to see if you have the right amount of vitamin B12-producing bacteria in your gut to evaluate your true holistic risk.
How will the genetic results be used in my recommendations and meal plan?
These genetic variants will be compiled alongside other test results, your Health Assessment Questionnaire, your food log and any tracker data to help us get a full understanding of your biology and current lifestyle and diet. Taking an evidence-based approach our team of doctors, dietitians and nutritionists will create a bespoke action plan for you, with the help of artificial intelligence.
Using your genetic information, we can help guide you to choose healthier food choices to help obtain enough nutrients you may be lacking in, understand which choices are more or less likely to have an effect on your body and to better understand yourself and your eating behaviours. When this information is paired with your health assessment, blood and/or microbiome tests the data becomes very valuable and key focus areas become very clear.
Want to understand more about Genetic Testing? Read our article all about DNA and how your sample will be analysed here.