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Genetic Testing Weight Control

Genetic Testing Weight Control

The obesity/overweight problem is assuming the character of a real social emergency even in pediatric age.

It is one of the conditions found very frequently in outpatient clinics toward which, to date, “partial” or unresolved responses have been given.

Why is it important to carry it out?

The patient’s caloric intake or lifestyle alone often cannot explain thehigh BMI or the patient’s difficulty in losing weight or maintaining lost weight.

Genetics today also provides guidance in this regard: the predisposition to weight gain is not only related to particular diseases (e.g., Turner syndrome) as has been assumed in the past, but there is now established evidence that the expression of certain polymorphisms can profoundly affect the above conditions even in healthy subjects.

Subjecting the patient to the test means not only taking a decisive step toward a prevention approach but also provide responses and strategies even when the condition is already in place.

The tests chosen for this profile also have an important impact for conditions typical of metabolic syndrome.

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