Sunday, February 1, 2009

Adapting to Genetic Make-up to Aid Weight Loss

Lifestyle modification is an important tool in most weight loss programs. Lifestyle modification usually includes exercise and a calorie-restricted diet. And the calorie-restricted-diet part of a weight-loss program has been found to be more important than the exercise part of the program.

Hence, deciding on a workable calorie-restricted diet is very important in weight loss. However, some persons have great difficulty losing weight using a calorie restricted diet. But as reported by Massachusetts based Interleukin Genetics, Inc., genes may play in role in this weight loss difficulty for some persons.

Researchers at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, including some from Interleukin Genetics, found that persons with a certain genetic make-up had more trouble losing weight on a calorie-restricted diet than persons who did not have the genetic make-up. However, when persons with the specific genetic make-up were put on a calorie-restricted diet that was low in glycemic content (the diet raised the blood sugar level very little), the persons on the diet had more success at losing weight. This may add support to the theory that understanding genetic make-up may be useful in weight loss.

More research is needed to confirm the theory, and to make good use of the research findings. Bariatric or weight loss centers should be especially interested in the findings. Diet is important in weight loss, even if you employ diet pills or you have undergone weight loss surgery. Therefore, understanding how genetic make-up can affect a diet is of utmost importance.


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