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Amammi Tue 16-May-17 10:11:15

Has anyone done a DNAFit test and found the results useful in managing their weight? I'm desperate to lose weight and have been stuck for a while now.

I saw the DNA fit test advertised online and it seems logical that they could test my DNA to let me know which foods might be better for me. Lots of testimonials from people saying they found it useful.

But I'm worried however that they could sell my results to insurance companies etc and it might go against me or my children down the line. my Dad has a neurological disease which we have been told runs in his family so we might eventually develop the disease in time. I'd be wary that the results could be passed on and I'd be putting my kids chance for a mortgage or something in jeopardy. I'm overthinking this aren't I ?

Zeithable Tue 16-May-17 16:42:23

This is what they say on the website.

�Your results are confidential and are not shared with anybody outside the laboratory without your prior permission. The data itself is stored under a Serial ID, not a name, so the results are anonymous until you see them yourself.

Once your results have been generated, your DNA is securely destroyed as per our lab quality manual and process. If you would like to have your data deleted, please contact our client services department at

DNAFit is a registered company with the DATA Protection Commissioner in the UK. Data Protection is an issue that we as a company uphold with the utmost severity.

Our full privacy policy can be found here.

Amammi Tue 16-May-17 17:30:11

Thanks ! I am just very cautious it seems a lot of trust to place in them.

revolution909 Tue 16-May-17 21:19:49

I had my DNA tested (not for this) but so far so good!

KingIrving Wed 17-May-17 07:50:50

Current legislation protects your privacy but you have no way of knowing what will happen in 5, 10 or 20 years. What if DNA testing has to be disclosed, or the NHS changes and pre-existing conditions would penalise you ? I would do a genetic testing if it could be determinant for a cure, not to have a designer diet. Balance risks even hypothetic risks and what you get.

I would invest that money in a nutritionist or some health lifestyle books.

Amammi Wed 17-May-17 09:35:06

Thanks KingIrving - I'm reaching the same conclusion and you give good advice. I'm doing slimming world but I think while the fresh food is doing me good and I feel a bit healthier I'm not losing weight even when I weigh all my food and are strict about portion control. That's why I thought maybe the test wound should something new I need to consider. I had back surgery 2 months ago and need to lose a lot of weight to give myself every chance of a full recovery. Walking 3 miles a day but a bit limited otherwise for another few weeks re exercise. I upped my water intake and it's done zilch.

KingIrving Fri 19-May-17 21:50:49

I have a genetic condition which makes me tumour-prone. Last March I changed my diet completely and drastically. I have now a low methionine, low IGF, low sugar diet. In other words, vegan, with brown everything (rice, flour, ..) and not too much fruit. My only processed food are soy milk and cans of beans. Everything else, comes from the fruit and veg aisles.
TO reach my daily calories, I have to eat enormous amount of cauliflower, carrots and almonds,

I am not saying you should become vegan, but try to eliminate for a single week everything that comes out of a factory, no matter how low in calories it is, so the rice-crakers, biscuit, bread stick, .... a week of grocer market, see if it does any difference.
This would really be a genetic diet, as our genome was created thousands of years ago and I can't understand how our genome can tell us to eat food that didn't exist at that time.

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