May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018
 

About a month ago, I got an email from 23&Me asking if I would participate in a food trial. They were looking to link genetics to the best way to lose weight. I had three choices to follow. I could eat low fat and exercise, eat low carb and exercise, or just exercise and continue to eat the way I was.

They sent this out to over 6 million people who have had their genetic testing and hopefully when these results are analyzed and compared amongst similar genetic backgrounds, they will be able to identify what works best for specific people.

 

We already have some of this genetic profiling available for our patients. This occurs when we look at the ApoE Genotype. This week in our Homerun Slides, we look at how Medical Nutritional Therapy can be used to help patients with specific ApoE Genotypes to improve outcomes and decrease mortality.

Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief