The DNA based diet is only five years away. This is best news for the people who have been struggling to lose weight for a long time and didn’t succeed. Researchers predict that this revolutionary diet will be able to help overweight people by 2020.
Researchers have shared their information on the subject in the Obesity journal. They mostly focused on the idea that genetics play a really important role when it comes to losing or gaining weight.
The lead author of the study, professor and geneticist Molly Bray said that only five years separate us from technology that will use our DNA and other habits to tell us how we should act in order to lose or gain weight. Don’t imagine that you won’t need to exercise. Fitness will play an important role in your weight loss program.
This diet will give hope to the hopeless people who have tried in many ways to lose weight, but the problem of keeping the pounds off will still be a problem. Bray said that the diet will help people more on a short term. The regained weight after the struggle of shedding it is still hard to explain, according to the researchers. But such a diet could give people new hope in finding the right foods to keep the pounds off permanently.
Researchers say that in order for the weight loss program to function, the link between behavior, genetics and diseases related to weight needs to be established. As the portable genome sequencing monitors are lowering their prices, researchers can collect information for the weight loss program. A gene called the obesity gene has been discovered. The gene transforms the food into fat that is later stored, not burned as it should be. The existence of the obesity gene and the way it interacts with other genes needs to be taken into consideration.
Obesity is one of the biggest issues of the United States, with one third of the Americans being overweight. Bray says that doctors and nutritionists need to stand together and fight against obesity by finding new ways to help people lose weight. She says that bringing more awareness to the issue and preventing it would be the easiest approach. The only problem is that millions of people are already obese and in great need of urgent help.
The goal of the researchers is for the DNA based diet to be only five years away. Don’t expect an easy journey though because the diet will include a healthy lifestyle, exercising and self-discipline.
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