There have been many studies on the nature-versus-nurture debate when it comes to our predisposition to our body’s metabolism, body weight and ability to lose weight. In this episode, Dr. Oz explains just how much your genetics may have to do with your health and weight.
A famous study conducted at Stanford University looked at the long-term effects of weight loss using a few different diets assigned at random. Results showed that some participants lost weight on one type of diet, such as low-fat, while others did not. The study then tested participants’ DNA for three specific gene variations and found that those using the best diet for their DNA lost as much as 2 1/2 times more weight than those not using their best DNA diet.
Then Dr. Oz reveals his perfect diet for your genes based upon your family health history and your current weight. Dr. Oz spells out three different gene diets: Low-fat, low-carb and balanced. He tells you how to determine which gene diet you should follow and then gives you the basics for starting your new nutrition plan.
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