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LloydsPharmacy has announced dieters can take a DNA test to find out more about the genetic influences that may affect their weight control.

Launching the exclusive myDNA test, LloysdPharmacy says the service uses a cheek swab test to provide a personalised diet report interpreting how a user’s genes influence weight and other relevant health indicators. The test has been developed by the Australian geneticist Professor Les Sheffield.

The test report analyses seven genes (FTO, APOA5, PPRAG, ADIPOQ, MTIF3, LIPC and FADS1), which it says are known to influence:

  • body size and weight;
  • ability to maintain and lose weight;
  • the way the body stores and processes dietary fats;
  • risk of elevated triglycerides and cholesterol levels.

In addition, the report will include a recommended nutritional breakdown, recommended number of macro-nutrient servings per day, recommended food guide and sample menus for each meal of the day. “For only £59.99 you will get a tailored, lifetime relevant diet plan as your DNA will never change,” says LloydsPharmacy.

Anshu Bhimbat, a LloydsPharmacy pharmacist, commented: “The genes analysed in this test have been carefully selected to help customers understand how their body metabolises fats and their risk of being overweight. The launch of myDNA will allow people to make better, personalised health choices based on their individual body type, starting them on the road to successful weight management whether they are looking to lose weight or just stay in shape more healthily.”

“As myDNA looks at your genes, and details how you respond to certain foods, you will have a better understanding of how your body works. For example, although traditionally, cutting out carbs is believed to be better for weight loss, your body won’t necessarily work this way, and myDNA provides you with a detailed, personalised diet plan, specifically tailored to you and your genes.”

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