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Are you Overweight or Obese? Predictive medicine and genetic testing can be a powerful ally not only for figuring out why it is difficult for you to stay trim but also for helping you lose weight and keep fit. This is now possible because specific changes to our genes are partly to blame for why many people become overweight and why some weight-loss methods, such as specific diets, exercise, and even medications, work for some people but not for others. Outsmart Your Genes explains in straightforward terms exactly how you can use genetic testing to fight back against weight gain most effectively.

The body mass index (BMI), based on the relationship between your height and your weight, is one way to calculate whether or not you are overweight. Simply plug in your weight and height below, and you’ll be given your BMI. If you’re not satisfied with the number, check out Chapter 5 titled “Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?” as this entire chapter is devoted to personalizing weight loss, nutrition, and fitness so that they are all based upon your DNA (a process referred to as “genetically tailored weight loss, nutrition, and fitness”).

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