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Genetics and Your Nutrition
Preventive medicine now offers you the possibility to manage your diet with precision, based on your genetic predispositions, thanks to two scientific innovations that are evolving quickly: nutrigenetics, which focuses on the reactions of an individual to given nutrients as a function of their genetics (difficulty losing weight for example can be linked to certain genes), and nutrigenomics, which studies the role that food can play in the expression of genes (certain foods may, favor the expression of given genes which, in turn, could lead to the development of some diseases).
The Biron laboratory gives you access to this new personalized medicine through the Nutrition Profile from BipgeniQ, a Canadian company operating in the field of genetics. By analyzing your DNA from a simple saliva sample, it is possible to determine which nutrient pose the most risk to your health or, on the contrary, those on which you should focus to maintain a good health. With the help of our dietician and your health professional, you can then modify you eating habits based on personalised recommendations derived from your genetics.
BiogeniQ analyzes 10 foods, divided into 5 categories:
- Metabolic health: vitamin C, folate, glycemic load
- Cardiovascular health: caffeine, omega-3, sodium
- Bone health: vitamin D
- Weight management: saturated fat
- Intolerances and sensitivities: lactose, gluten
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