Individuals’ DNA decides best diet for them
Researchers in the US have found that individuals’ DNA holds the secret to which diet will work best for them.
A study of over 100 overweight Caucasian women, conducted at Stanford University in America, found that those on the right type of diet for their genes lost up to three times more weight than those on diets not matched to their DNA.
The women provided DNA from a swab of their cheek cells and were put on different diets for a year.
These diets were either very low carbohydrate, low carbohydrate/high protein and low or very low fat.
“Knowing your genotype for low-carb or low-fat diets could help you increase your weight-loss success,” Christopher Gardner, an associate professor of medicine at Stanford and a co-author of the study, clarified to the Wall Street Journal.
The results are to be presented at an American Heart Association conference.
Earlier this month, researchers at Ben-Gurion University published research that showed low-carbohydrate, low-fat or Mediterranean diets can prevent strokes and other heart-related problems.
Have you ever tried a Mediterranean diet?