DNA Wellness Range: What food to eat
DNA Wellness Range: What food to eat
Nutrition & Wellbeing
Your DNA plays a vital role in how your body responds to certain foods, vitamins, and nutrients. Finding out the lifestyle choices your DNA prefers can help you maintain a balanced and happy life. Find out how to optimize your lifestyle and well-being using our BioCertica DNA Nutrition and Well-Being Kit. It’s a combo genetic test that analyses your DNA and reports your genetic relationship to nutrition and well-being.
The Breakdown of Nutrition & Wellbeing
Through the DNA test, you will receive a detailed report about your genetic traits and the best ways to maximise them through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. This DNA test can help you make healthy choices regarding your fitness, diet, beauty regimen, exercise routine, and sleep patterns.
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Your genes can actually determine how well you fit into your jeans. To manage your weight, you must understand how your body breaks down fat, regulates glucose levels, and reacts to carbs and dietary fats.
View the full DNA Weight Management Kit here.
Skin is our longest organ and the first line of defence against harmful external agents such as microorganisms, UV light, etc. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to ensure proper skincare.
BioCertica Skin Care genetic test provides insights to help you fight the signs of ageing caused by harmful UV rays. This is done by analyzing known genes associated with various features related to sun sensitivity, pigmentation, repair dynamics, and antioxidant status.
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What can I expect from the DNA Wellness Range: What food to eat?
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The science behind it
BioCertica provides genetic reports for 75 traits for which it assesses the genetic predisposition based on peer-reviewed scientific studies. These 75 traits are distributed across multiple topic-based packages, but you can read more about this in previous sections.
The critical question we want to answer here is how we estimate the genetic predisposition for those 75 traits. We are proud to inform you that we are the first African-based direct-to-consumer genetic testing company to estimate genetic predisposition to various traits and diseases using the polygenic risk scoring methodology.
We will tell you more about the polygenic risk scoring methodology in a bit. Before that, to underline that most of today’s genetic risk scoring reporting is based on individual genetic variants that are found to be associated with a given trait. For example, let’s say a genetic variant associated with whether you can detect bitter taste or not or similar traits controlled by single genetic variants.
The problem starts once you want to assess the genetic risk for so-called complex traits and diseases such as for example the genetic risk for heart attack. You might ask why. The problem with complex diseases is that those are not determined by one single gene but by dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of genetic variants, and not all of those genetic variants have equal contributions. In those cases, how do we estimate the risk for that kind of disease?
Well, to handle those complex traits, we at BioCertica, as already mentioned, implemented the polygenic risk score methodology. Polygenic risk scoring methodology leverages the wealth of scientific knowledge accumulated through hundreds of genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Thousands of individuals were tested in GWAS to identify genetic variants associated with any disease or trait. These studies are the bedrock for building polygenic risk scores for any trait. Important to note that here we talk about peer-reviewed studies published in the leading scientific journals.
For our purposes, we leverage two primary databases: the PGS Catalog and GWAS Catalog, that contain information about traits, studies, and genetic variants based on which we at BioCertica build our products. These databases are managed by leading scientific institutions such as European Molecular Biology Laboratory and European Bioinformatics Institute. In addition, traits and studies reported in these databases pass an additional layer of peer-reviewed process. This is the reason why we use these databases as the primary source for building our new products.
However, in order to leverage the potential of PGS and GWAS Catalogs, we at BioCertica had to develop a series of tools to enrich our originally produced genotype data from our users. This means that we implemented an in-house genotype imputation procedure to sufficiently enrich our users' genotype data to leverage the potential of the polygenic risk score methodology.
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