SPORTS & EXERCISE NUTRITION

GENE BASED DIET to LOSE FAT & BUILD MUSCLE “A BIG MYTH”

Dear FRIENDS PLEASE DO NOT LET A SALIVA OR BLOOD TEST DECIDE YOUR FATE ON FITNESS…….

BIG MYTH ON FITNESS, HEALTH and SPORTS & EXERCISE NUTRITION BUSTED.

“Blood Tests and Gene Testing are best ways to achieve your Fitness Goals and can also tell you in advance whether a person can lose fat or build maximum muscle mass or in which sport you will fit into claimed by some scientists. But in reality the story is completely different and far from truth”.

FACTS: Although it sounds really interesting for people who are really obese and those who wants to build maximum muscle mass, but it is a SAD TRUTH that till now here is no such scientific evidence which supports the CLAIMS. Moreover the country where the system of GENE BASED TESTING of Nutrition & Exercise Services is provided falls into the category of HIGHEST OBESE COUNTRIES OFTHE WORLD. You can imagine by that how this people are making money and such claims in a country like India, because of the only simple reason LACK OF AWARNESS & EDUCATION in FITNESS. Some people are really supporting the claims just in order to make some more money. The truth can be found BELOW-

EVIDENCE IS HERE: Witnessing the rise in obesity and cardiovascular disease in India at CSIR-NISCAIR, with the rates for obesity and diabetes are increasing dramatically in urban areas and in high-income rural residents. This increasing number of diet related disorders in India (obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes, neural tube defects, etc.) has led us to investigate the NUTRIGENOMICS RESEARCH OR GENE BASED NUTRITION in India. The literature collected so far shows that, India has a keen interest in the field of nutrigenomics. In the year 2005, 2008 and 2009 Indian authors gave a broader description of nutrigenomics. They have well explained the mechanism, the basic concept of nutrigenomics and how nutrients influence the gene expression. In 2004, a course was conducted that provided a forum for stakeholders to discuss the relevance of genomics for health in India. But after that, no awareness programme was carried out. In 2008 and 2010 the authors described about the future perspectives of nutrigenomics and gave an insight on the role of genetics in public health. It has been noticed that from 2002 onwards various studies on diseases related to insufficient diet, lack of physical activity and changing lifestyles were conducted, but only few work were done in the area of nutrigenomics. Convincing evidence about the interaction of nutrients, genetic variations and health implications is still uncertain. We see this as the future, nutrigenomics concept does make sense, but we are still far from personalised nutrition. (Source: J Food Sci Technol. 2013 Jun; 50(3): 415–428. Published online 2012 Jul 19. doi:  10.1007/s13197-012-0775-z, PMCID: PMC3602567 Nutrigenomics research: a review, by V. S. Neeha and Priyamvadah Kint.)

Another study done at the Sultan Qaboos University,  despite its early positive impact and the very few diet-gene interactions that have been well characterised to yield useful information (e.g. obesity), far more research is needed before nutrigenomic expectations become a reality. Understanding the mechanisms by which some components in food interact with certain genes that can predispose to metabolic diseases would help people to avoid certain types of food; this can subsequently lead to the prevention of certain diseases. Furthermore, knowing the right amount and the type of specific nutrients that our body requires would positively impact the management of our health. Although studies conducted in this field have been costly and difficult, the results are deemed to be helpful for the advancement of medical technologies pertaining to health care (personalised medicine) and weight management.

(Source: Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2014 Feb; 14(1): e1–e3. Published online 2014 Jan 27.PMCID: PMC3916260 Nutrigenomics From promise to practice by Allal Ouhtit)

 

 

 

 

 

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