It is commonly known that metabolism is the biggest factor when talking about being overweight. This is why weight loss programs will be customized to suit your genome in order to more efficiently boost your metabolic rate.
This new technique developed by various study groups is dubbed precision weight loss. It consists of analyzing the patient’s genetic makeup gathered through noninvasive methods, like saliva samples, in order to clearly see the chemical composition of the body. After the analysis is concluded, a software could prescribe a specific diet, different for every patient, in order to boost metabolic rates without the use of dietary supplements or long periods of exercise.
Although this technology is still ways off from becoming reality, as well as commercially viable, it still creates an interesting discussion. If by analyzing your genetic makeup, scientists will be able to better prescribe a certain diet, wouldn’t this eventually lead to genetic engineering? By making the process easier and easier, it may very well reach a point where one would simply go to a clinic, be subjected to a treatment, followed by simply walking out and living your life normally without gaining any pounds.
This effects of increased metabolic rates can be clearly seen in our society. Some people can eat tremendous amounts of food without gaining a pound while other gain weight right after eating a pizza. Metabolism boosting can be achieved through natural ways as well. This process consists of severe diets, depending on a variety of factors unique to each individual, and large amounts of working out at the gym or jogging. It’s easy to say why this approach may seem like a chore for more people.
In regards to genetic factors that eventually lead to weight gain, several of them have already been found and documented upon. Bacteria found in your gut, the microbiome, and epigenome, all of these directly influence your metabolic rate and in turn, your vulnerability towards becoming obese. Even if these factors are known, scientists still lack the technology required to better identify them in patients as well as the programs required to compile a precision weight loss program.
Science still has to evolve before weight loss programs will be customized to suit your genome, but odds are that we might eventually get there are pretty high. Some medical scientists even claim that in just 5 years, the tools required for precision weight loss will be commercially available. Up to that point, going to the gym, diets and dietary supplements are the way to go if you want to achieve a slim figure. But taking into account that this is the holiday season, the temptation of indulging yourself with sweets and fatty foods is extremely high to say the least.