Let your genes guide you to your best diet, effective exercise and successful weight management


Are you a victim of the 'Hunger Gene'?

It's why many diets fail and millions never feel full. Variations in the FTO gene increases hunger, increases the desire for energy dense foods and makes dieting especially difficult. 16% of us have a double variation in this gene which increases the chance of being seriously overweight by 70%.

Our FTO test analyses for three possible variations in this gene and may explain why you have always struggled with your weight. If you have FTO variations we recommend ways in which you can overcome its bad effects.

FTO is not the only gene to affect weight in relation to diet. In the more comprehensive My-gene-diet test we test for eleven variations in six genes, including FTO.

Based on the results we recommend the best type of diet and exercise for you and give you a three day diet plan to help get you started.

Let your genes guide you to your best diet, effective exercise and successful weight management.

We analyse your DNA for eleven gene variations which impact on:

  • Hunger
  • Eating behaviour
  • Food preferences
  • Bodyweight
  • Exercise

The genes that are analysed for variations are:

The FTO gene codes for 'fat mass and obesity-related protein '. Variations in this gene, which are quite common, typically cause you to eat more due to a stronger feeling of hunger followed by the inevitable weight gain.

Recent research has shown that when the double variation known as GV3 is present in the FTO gene, levels of the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin do not decrease as much during meals and rise more quickly after meals which explains the hunger pangs. Brain studies on people with this double variation have shown them to be more attracted to high fat, sweet foods, even after a meal.

Variations analysed: FTO rs1421085; FTO rs1121980; FTO rs9939609

The ADRB2 gene codes for the protein 'beta-2-adrenergic receptor protein '. This occurs in fat cells where it's involved in the mobilisation of fat for energy production. We analyse for two variations in this gene.

Variations analysed: ADRB2 gln27glu; ADRB2 arg216gly

The APOA2 gene codes for the protein 'apolipoprotein A-11 '. With variations in this gene people who eat a lot of saturated fats are especially prone to weight gain.

Variations analysed: APOA2 gln27glu

The NMB gene codes for the 'protein neuromedin B ' which is involved in the control of food intake. Variation in this gene is associated with inappropriate eating behaviour and overweight.

The ACTN3 gene is expressed in skeletal muscle and codes for 'alpha-actinin-3 protein '. Variations in this gene determine whether muscles are best suited to endurance or to rapid action power generation.

Variations analysed: ACTN3 rs77x

The MCR4 gene codes for melanocortin-4 receptor protein which has an important function in eating control, affecting both appetite and satiety.

Variations analysed: MCR4 rs17782313; rs17700633; rs12970134