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Groundbreaking Study Proves Personalized Diet Based on Genetics Leads to Significant Advances in Long Term Weight Management and Blood Glucose Levels
Date:10/22/2007

ulted in significant improvements in better compliance, greater motivation, and improved effectiveness when measured by weight reduction, BMI, and glucose levels, in a long term study, over 300 days.

About The Study

Patients with a history of unsuccessful attempts at weight loss attending a weight management clinic in Athens, Greece were offered a nutrigenetic test screening 24 variations in 19 genes involved in metabolism. The case histories of 50 "nutrigenetic" patients were compared to those of 43 patients in the non-tested group attending the same clinic. All patients followed a traditional weight management program involving a low glycemic index Mediterranean diet, recommended exercise routines and regular follow-up visits in the clinic. The dietary program of the patients in the nutrigenetic group was modified from the standard diet based on the genetic results of each patient. The patients participating in the study were blinded to the clinicians. After 300 days, the patients following the nutrigenetically tailored diet and exercise programs demonstrated better long-term BMI reduction and improvements in blood fasting glucose. Key contributors to the study included the Twin Research Unit, King's College London, UK and the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

About Sciona, Inc.

Sciona, an international company founded in 2000 to provide personalized health and nutrition recommendations based on an individual's diet, lifestyle and unique genetic profile, has created a powerful set of tools utilizing their proprietary Rules Engine which allows consumers to harness the scientific information uncovered in the landmark Human Genome Project. For more information, visit Sciona, Inc. at http://www.Sciona.com, or the Mycellf product website at http://www.Mycellf.com.


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