Precision Weight Loss Program with specific advice could be more effective for weight loss

Precision Weight Loss Program with specific advice could be more effective for weight loss

Weight reduction programs work differently for different people. However, soon weight loss techniques will be formulated depending upon the genetics of the person, according to a new study. This revolutionary step will assist obese people in achieving their desired weight. According to health experts, customized diet charts and physical activity programs will be designed for every individual on the basis of their genetic data. The approach has been named ‘precision weight loss’.

At present, various reasons have been known to scientists that have impact on weight loss and weight regain. "I think within five years, we'll see people start to use a combination of genetic, behavioral and other sophisticated data to develop individualized weight management plans," said Molly Bray from the University of Texas at Austin.

Saliva samples will be collected from patients for gene sequencing, while data regarding environment, diet, activity and stress related aspects of the individual will be collected through automated sensors like Fitbit. Subsequently, the data will be fed into a computer algorithm to develop specific programs for over-weight people to achieve their target weight. The main concern to be resolved at present is to create tools for assessing the collected information.

Several genetic factors effecting weight have been found. The factors include the microbiome and the epigenome, host gut bacteria, as well as the Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio. The archaeon Methanobrevibacter smithii has been found to impact metabolism of certain foods in better manner than other microbes.

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