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Can a DNA Test Really Help You Lose Weight?

Genetic Testing Results

With some genetic testing products, you can view your results on a particular screen on the app. There are 19 results in total, with five relating specifically to weight loss.

Among other things, you can, for instance, learn about your Vitamin and mineral levels or exercise abilities.

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Your metabolism

It is in every cell in your body. It refers to a series of chemical processes in each cell that turn the calories you eat into fuel to keep you alive.

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How we burn energy

There are 3 main ways:

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Most of the energy you burn is from your resting metabolism.

Metabolism variations

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A Booming Business

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The First Step

DNA tests are still considered estimates, due to imperfect data.

When a person wanting to give the test provides the DNA sample through the saliva, the company checks for variance in the saliva, as 99.9 percent of the DNA is the same in humans.