How can DNA help you discover your nutritional needs?
Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is at the core of every human. It is the manual containing all the instructions on how to make you, you. There is growing evidence that your genetic code can detail your risks for cancer, alcohol dependence and even longevity. At MyHealthChecked, we look into nutrigenetics, the interaction between nutrition and the human genome.
It is common knowledge that a healthy diet is a balanced diet. But, that it is not so specific. It’s universal. When no body is ordinary, how can we expect a one-size-fits-all diet to work for everybody? Personalised nutrition has shown to reduce the occurrence of disease and decrease health costs. MyHealthChecked genetic dispositions data and lifestyle assessments create personalised actionable insights into nutrition so that you can create a tangible change in your wellbeing.
Why is your DNA only part of the story?
Although inheriting certain genetics can influence your predisposition for a specific condition, your external exposure, including lifestyle and environmental factors can enhance and shape your susceptibility to both favourable and adverse gene modifications.
Our DNA analysis
We handle, prepare and test all DNA analysis in our own bespoke and accredited laboratory in Manchester, then dispose with care. MyHealthChecked ensures tests meet the highest quality standards and certifies accurate and reliable results.
How we interpret your DNA results in our report
If you have 2 genetic variants associated with a certain condition, you’ll be classified as having a high level of risk – or high advantage, depending on the trait. This means you have a strong genetic predisposition for this characteristic or health condition.
If you have only 1 genetic variant associated with a certain condition, you’ll be classified as having a medium level of risk – or moderate advantage, depending on the trait. You’ll have a moderate genetic predisposition for this characteristic or health condition.
If you have no genetic variants associated with a certain condition, you’ll be classified as low risk – or no advantage, depending on the trait. This means you have little to no genetic predisposition for this characteristic or health condition.
Learn the details
Understand and learn more about genetic definitions