Nutrigenetics establishes the physiological effects of genetic variants of a person in response to diet. We use this genetic information to personalize dietary recommendations and lifestyle to help patients achieve optimal health and prevent severe pathologies. The Bonsai is a symbolic image whose growth can be modified by daily control of its environmental variables. Similarly, our NUTRI service gives the keys to control health by applying personalised healthcare.
Physiological response to food is a complex process in which hundreds of genes are involved. In addition, multiple diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and some cancers, among others, are correlated to inappropriate nutritional process. Our nutrigenetic studies reveal predisposition of a patient to develop metabolic and/or cardiovascular complications, before they emerge. These nutrigenetic studies also provide the necessary preventive measures to reduce the intensity or prevent the onset of these comorbidities.
Available genetic tests:
A simple and painless method
One of the main values of NUTRI studies is the ease of sampling. We only need a simple sample of buccal mucosa (saliva) from the patient. It is a quick, painless and noninvasive method, well adapted to patient’s comfort. The only precaution is that the patient’s mouth is clean. These samples can also be easily shipped from all over the world.