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Old 09-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Has anyone done the cheek swab to determine how they should eat? It is suppose to tell you whether you should eat high or low carb or a balance of the two based on your DNA. Most people are suppose to fall into either the high or low carb group.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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I'm not convinced that the DNA test is any more accurate than trial and error at this point.

For example, you may have the "high-carb" genes, but if you have diabetes, thyroid issues, autoimmune disease, PCOS, fibromyalgia, and/or other health issues that respond to carb-restriction, the low-carb or moderate-carb diet may still be more beneficial than a high-carb diet.

Until there's a diagnostic tool that can take all the variables into account (and we're not there yet, with the science) trial and error is still a better tool (and cheaper too).
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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Never heard of this. I know that every body is different. They just need to figure out what is best for them.
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