The FDA gave the go-ahead to 23andme in April of last year to provide information about an individual’s personal health risks. Now for an additional $100 23andme health report are available for more than 10 conditions.
The newly approved 23andMe health report focus on specific genetic variants related to 10 diseases or conditions:
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A few more conditions have been added under this category ever since like Glycogen storage diseases, Leigh’s syndrome, Bloom’s syndrome, Sickle cell anemia, Tay Sach disease, Phenylketonuria etc.
Other than disorders the 23andme health report also covers some heritable traits listed below:
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However there are many more companies and online tools today who provide you with health information and you definitely don’t need a $100. The raw data that you receive after you take the ancestry genetic test from 23andme is your true treasure. Uploading it onto third party sites like Promethease, Xcode Life, Nutrahacker, Genetic Genie will give you information that both you and your specialist will find useful.
In contrast let’s look at what you get for $99 at Xcode Life:
Understanding the functioning of your nutritional metabolism is a prerequisite to healthy living. The nutrition report will help you translate the results from your DNA test into actionable recommendations that are suited to your genetic nature. Upload your 23andme raw data establish unique nutrition goals, tailor a unique diet plan according to your genetic metabolism of macronutrients, requirements of micronutrients and food sensitivities.
Categories covered under Gene Nutrition:
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Optimizing your fitness routine requires a deep understanding of your body type. Without proper knowledge about yourself, you are bound to engage in lots of wasted effort through trials and errors. Studies have shown that a significant part of the athletic ability is inherited, meaning, its coded in the genes. Hence, understand your genetics makes a big difference in optimizing your fitness regimen according to your genetic nature.
Categories covered under Gene Fitness:
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More than 30% of the Indian population suffers from at least one allergic disease. Do not wait for a sudden reaction to an exposure to learn about your allergies. Know of your genetic sensitivities to the most common allergens and protect yourselves from the allergens. Allergens are everywhere and easily affect those who are genetically susceptible to allergies.
Categories covered under Gene Allergy:
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A comprehensive assessment comprising of an analysis of around 200 genes pertaining to hypertension, heart diseases, obesity and type 2 diabetes. All these conditions are genetically- and lifestyle-mediated, and can be prevented by making appropriate dietary and lifestyle modifications. An early predisposition warning will help you from developing these conditions.
NOTE: These reports are to be interpreted only by your physician.
Categories covered under Gene Health:
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A genetic report for personalised and proactive skin care. Your skin type is unique in terms of its tone, collagen content, aging profile, oxidation, glycation among various other factors. Understanding genetic aspects of your skin helps you nurture it in the correct way.
Categories covered under Gene Skin:
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34% of all clinically significant drug interactions have a genetic basis. Get the right medications at the right dose. The precision medicine report helps you avoid unnecessary side-effects from medications that may not work for you.The Xcode Precision Medicine report covers more than 150 drugs under various categories like cardiology, neuropsychiatry, antidiabetics and pain-related drugs.
NOTE: These reports are to be interpreted by your physician ONLY.
Methylation and MTHFR status
An MTHFR status report is one of the many indicators for identifying the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, or the risk for neural tube defects and sensitivity to methotrexate. This report profiles more than 70 known genetic polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene and related genes.
This test could help individuals presenting with the following conditions:
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Summary: 23andme health report is tuned towards informing an individual about rare diseases and physical and other characteristics. In contrast, Xcode Life health reports are designed to inform the individual about common and preventable health conditions (and recommendations to prevent these), your unique nutritional metabolism and nutrient requirements, your genetic body type and the fitness regimen most suited to your genetics and much more. The focus of Xcode Life health reports is to empower the individual with information about their genetics that will help them live a healthy life.