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Improved weight management using genetic information to personalize a calorie controlled diet

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, October 2007
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Improved weight management using genetic information to personalize a calorie controlled diet
Published in
Nutrition Journal, October 2007
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-6-29
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Ioannis Arkadianos, Ana M Valdes, Efstathios Marinos, Anna Florou, Rosalynn D Gill, Keith A Grimaldi


Gene-environment studies demonstrate variability in nutrient requirements depending upon individual variations in genes affecting nutrient metabolism and transport. This study investigated whether the inclusion of genetic information to personalize a patient's diet (nutrigenetics) could improve long term weight management. Patients with a history of failures at weight loss were offered a nutrigenetic test screening 24 variants in 19 genes involved in metabolism. 50 patients were in the nutrigenetic group and 43 patients attending the same clinic were selected for comparison using algorithms to match the characteristics: age, sex, frequency of clinical visits and BMI at initial clinic visit. The second group of 43 patients did not receive a nutrigenetic test. BMI reduction at 100 and > 300 days and blood fasting glucose were measured. After 300 days of follow-up individuals in the nutrigenetic group were more likely to have maintained some weight loss (73%) than those in the comparison group (32%), resulting in an age and gender adjusted OR of 5.74 (95% CI 1.74-22.52). Average BMI reduction in the nutrigenetic group was 1.93 kg/m2(5.6% loss) vs. an average BMI gain of 0.51 kg/m2(2.2% gain) (p < 0.023). Among patients with a starting blood fasting glucose of > 100 mg/dL, 57% (17/30) of the nutrigenetic group but only 25% (4/16) of the non-tested group had levels reduced to < 100 mg/dL after > 90 days of weight management therapy (OR for lowering glucose to < 100 mg/dL due to diet = 1.98 95%CI 1.01, 3.87, p < 0.046). Addition of nutrigenetically tailored diets resulted in better compliance, longer-term BMI reduction and improvements in blood glucose levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 258 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 16%
Student > Bachelor 37 14%
Researcher 33 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 11%
Other 27 10%
Other 47 18%
Unknown 49 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 49 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 26 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 9%
Sports and Recreations 11 4%
Other 43 16%
Unknown 63 24%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 June 2021.
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