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on Personalized Nutrition and DNA Tests

The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on Personalized Nutrition and DNA Tests

The soundbite summary:Given the limited current biological knowledge on polygenic diseases and inconsistent findings [direct-to-consumer genetic testing] dietary advice remains questionable. Most of what has been documented so far… does not show that the precision nutrition approaches is clinically valuable.” PMID 29659694

Should we be tailoring our nutrition based on what a DNA test says? We’re talking about the limitations of DNA testing, the difference between individuals and the general population, the potential of technology, and more.

Referenced Episodes:
On the 3 Pillars of Nutrition Driving 90% of Success

Referenced Studies:
Celis-Morales at al., 2017. Food4Me large personalized nutrition study.
Drabsch and Holzapfel, 2019. The American Society of Dietetics and Nutrition does not recommend DNA based dietary recommendations.
Three reviews of direct-to-consumer genetic testing: Ng et al., 2009, Guasch-Ferre et al., 2018, Floris et al., 2020


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