Hacking BDNF for weight loss

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a fascinating growth hormone that performs many functions in our brain. Its involvement helps to support neurons and neuronal growth. In addition, it plays a role in long-term memory — and it also is important in obesity.

Weight Loss: Optimizing your diet based on your genes

Does the perfect diet exist? Most people want to lose weight to ‘get healthy’. Perhaps we are all looking at weight loss backward. Instead of losing weight to get healthy, we should get healthy and then naturally lose weight. Learn how to focus on finding your own genetically correct diet while optimizing your lifestyle to get healthy first.

UCP2 Gene: Weight Loss Lifehacks

Turning up the heat on your metabolism is the job of UCP2. It plays a role in energy production, metabolism, and inflammation. Learn more about your UCP2 variants that can play a role in a higher BMI.

How our genes shape our gut microbiome and our weight

Differences in our microbiome might shape how we gain weight. Several studies have come out recently showing that those who are overweight have a different gut microbiome composition than those who are lean. Here’s a look at a few of the genes that play a role in determining which microbes inhabit the gut microbiome.

Adiponectin levels, food choices, and genetics

Although production occurs in adipose tissue, those with more fat tissue usually have lower adiponectin levels. Lower adiponectin levels (and thus high inflammation) have links to chronic issues associated with obesity.

DHEA and Your Weight

DHEA is a hormone that does a lot in the body – including influencing muscle mass and weight. This quick article examines just one aspect of DHEA: how it affects our weight. But the genetic variants included here also impact other impacts of DHEA in the body. (Member’s article)