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GB HealthWatch Launches Gene-Based Weight Control eTool
Date:6/17/2013

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

Body weight is the result of constant interactions between a person’s genes and environment. Oftentimes, overweight and obese individuals are blamed for their own weight problems when in fact, they are the victims of their genes. About 200-300 genes have been identified as risk factors for weight gain. Most of these genes influence appetite and cravings for high-calorie foods while others cause low or imbalanced metabolism. Carriers of these genes need to adopt personalized weight loss regimens that account for their genetic makeup in order to ensure effective weight loss and weight control.

GB HealthWatch, a company based on gene-diet interaction, has developed exactly this sort of program. Based on an algorithm developed by GB scientists, the program uses seven major traits to determine what behaviors contribute to a person’s weight gain and/or unhealthy weight. Then, strategies and specific techniques for weight management based on genes and the biological mechanisms behind each trait are generated as part of a personalized weight-loss program.

Each trait in the GB HealthWatch Weight Control Gene Diet program refers to a behavior that stems from either genetics or cognitive processes. For example, the “emotional eating” trait addresses the behavior associated with DRD2 and OPRM1 genes where a perso
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