Converting the genetics of food preferences into a weight management tool

The way people perceive bitter and sweet tastes is influenced by genetics, in particular by genes encoding taste receptor proteins expressed in the oral cavity. Genetic variation in taste receptor genes has been associated with individual preferences for certain foods or drinks, directly affecting health and predisposition to obesity. On the other hand, variation in other genes involved in the regulation of body weight has been associated with the feeling of satiety after eating. This combined knowledge represents a novel approach to assessing patients’ health and obesity risk and implementing targeted interventions for weight management using genetic testing.

  • We have done an extensive review of recent research articles related to a topic of interest and develop a DNA-based product focused on patients’ health
  • After reviewing a patient’s genetic predisposition to obesity based on taste perception and satiety, there exist nutrigenomic interventions, including diet and supplements, which can be implemented for weight management