June 9, 2017

DNA Testing for improved Diet and Exercise Outcomes

Contrary to popular belief, there actually isn’t a one size fits all approach to a healthy diet and exercise. So if you want to build muscle […]
May 4, 2017

Know Your Genes: GABPB1 “ The Energy Gene”

GA‐binding protein (GABP) transcription factor gene, also known as the Nuclear Respiratory Factor 2 (NRF2) gene is associated with the synthesis of GABPB1, a key transcriptional […]
April 25, 2017

Know Your Genes: ACE “The Endurance Gene”

The Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) gene is associated with the synthesis of angiotensin converting enzyme, a key enzyme necessary to convert angiotensin I to angiotensin II. […]
April 20, 2017

Know Your Genes: LIPC “HDL Gene”

The hepatic lipase gene (LIPC) is associated with the synthesis of hepatic lipase enzyme (LIPC) which catalyzes the hydrolysis of fat. Hepatic lipase converts intermediate-density lipoprotein […]
April 17, 2017

Know Your Genes: GC – “Vitamin D Gene”

The Group Specific Component globulin (GC) gene is associated with the synthesis of Group Specific Component globulin (GC), also called the Vitamin D Binding Protein (VDBP), […]
April 5, 2017

Know Your Genes: PPARA

The Peroxisome Proliferator- Activated Receptor (PPARA) gene is associated with the synthesis of Peroxisome Proliferator- Activated Receptor Alpha (PPARA), a protein associated with the activation of […]
March 24, 2017

Know Your Genes: MMP3 – “The Risk of Injury Gene”

The Matrix Metalloproteinase 3 (MMP3) gene is associated with the synthesis of matrix metalloproteinase 3 (also called Stromelysin-1), an enzyme which is associated with the breakdown […]
March 21, 2017

Know Your Genes: TNFA “The Inflammation Response Gene”

The Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFA) gene is associated with the synthesis of TNFA, a pro-inflammatory cytokine that regulates immune responses such as inflammation. Specific alleles […]
March 17, 2017

Know Your Genes: CASR – “The Calcium Gene”

The Calcium sensing receptor (CASR) gene is associated with the synthesis of Calcium sensing receptor, a receptor that binds to calcium present in the blood. Specific […]
March 17, 2017

Know Your Genes: – PPARGC1A

The PPARGC1A gene is associated with the synthesis of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1a), which is associated with mitochondrial biogenesis or the production of […]
March 10, 2017

Know Your Genes: ADRB2 – “The Adrenaline Gene”

The β2 adrenergic receptor 2 (ADRB2) gene is associated with the synthesis of β2 adrenergic receptor 2, a cell membrane spanning receptor that binds to adrenaline. […]
March 8, 2017

Know Your Genes: VEGFA – “The New Blood Vessel Growth Gene”

The Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGFA) gene is associated with the synthesis VEGFA, a molecule associated with the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) upon training. […]
March 6, 2017

Know Your Genes: NOS3 – “The Nitric Oxide Gene”

The Nitric Oxide Synthase 3 (NOS3) gene is associated with the synthesis of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), an enzyme which facilitates the production of Nitric […]
March 2, 2017

Know Your Genes: MCT1 – “The Muscle Fatigue Gene”

The MCT1 gene is associated with the synthesis of MCT1, a molecule that transports lactic acid across the muscle cell membrane. Specific alleles of this gene […]
February 27, 2017

Know Your Genes: ACTN3- “The Speed Gene”

The skeletal muscle consists of two types of fibres – fast twitch and slow twitch. The slow twitch fibres work efficiently for a long period of […]
February 25, 2017

Genetics is a Risk Factor for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, a bone disease affecting seniors and menopausal women is a growing concern causing over 8.9 million fractures each year worldwide (Johnell et al, 2006). In […]
February 23, 2017

Know your genes: COL5A1-“The Flexibility Gene”

The COL5A1 gene is associated with the synthesis of type V collagen, a key constituent of ligaments and tendons. Specific alleles of this gene are known […]
January 24, 2017

What regulates Energy Intake and Why Does it Differ from Person to Person?

A healthy weight is maintained during a state of energy balance- when the energy intake of an individual matches the energy expenditure. Weight can accrue over […]
December 22, 2016

Do you have the ‘Obese Gene’?

Weight loss struggles are an increasing phenomenon world over with the majority of people aspiring to achieve a slim body either for aesthetic reasons or good […]
December 2, 2016

Muscle fatigue and MCT1 gene

The onset of muscle fatigue has hampered many athletes from achieving their maximum potential. Lactic acid buildup is a byproduct of anaerobic metabolism. Under normal activity […]
November 22, 2016

Here is how Nitric Oxide Supplements and Nitric Oxide gene influence exercise performance

Increasing nitric oxide (NO) has become the new secret weapon for athletes and bodybuilders. It is used as the primary ingredient in various dietary supplements to […]
August 12, 2016

Running at the Rio 2016: The gene for speed, ACTN3 can reveal the secrets of sprinting success

Since the start of Olympics in 776 BC, running has always been a remarkable event in the world of sport. This Rio 2016 is no exception and […]
April 23, 2015

The genetics of Endurance and Power

April 9, 2015

The new age of fitness tests – Fortune India

       
March 27, 2015

The Testosterone gene – Its impact on you

The testosterone gene: Do you have it in you? Anyone who has been to the gym clearly know the effects of the male hormone testosterone on […]
January 13, 2015

Know your genes and achieve peak fitness

Modern sedentary lifestyle has now made obesity, a national epidemic. Doctors, nutritionists, and fitness professionals are doing everything they can to encourage people to lead healthier […]
November 25, 2014

Eat healthy, exercise right and be fit like me

Meet, Prasad. Prasad is in the marketing and sales division at Xcode Life Sciences. In 2012, when he was out shopping for clothes, he couldn’t find […]
November 21, 2014

Resistance training and Muscle building

One of the common reasons underlying people’s visit to a gym is building of muscle mass which is mostly achieved through resistance training. Maintaining an optimal […]
November 21, 2014

Aerobic capacity – your fitness monitor

Regular exercise improves the functioning of the heart and lungs and translates into increased fitness levels. It allows more oxygen delivery to body tissues by improving […]
November 21, 2014

Endurance or sprinting – what suits you best?

Our unique genetic profile can make some of us more suitable for endurance activities, others for more intense sprinting activities or power training. Genes involved in […]
November 21, 2014

Flexibility – Fundamental component of exercise regimen

Stretching is one of the most fundamental components of a fitness or exercise regime. Performing stretching exercises before any fitness activity allows the body to become […]
November 21, 2014

Weight control – What does your genes say?

One of the health benefits of exercise is its ability to regulate the body functions and decrease fat levels. Weight control is achieved with exercise through […]
November 21, 2014

ABC of injury, recovery and repair genomics

One of the great yet lesser known advantages of regular exercise is that it improves immunity, increases resistance to fight infections, speeds up recovery from external […]
November 21, 2014

What is SNP?

SNP or Single Nucleotide Polymorphism can simply be termed as copying error made by cells during the process of making new cells wherein a ‘wrong’ nucleotide […]
October 9, 2014

Speed, is it in your DNA?

RUNNERS OF WEST AFRICAN DESCENT ARE THE FASTEST HUMANS ON EARTH Of all known bio-diversities of men, the Jamaican sprinters are quite an awe. When Usain […]
October 8, 2014

Gene implications in food and alcohol hankerings

GENES RESPOND TO THE FOODS WE EAT? There is no dearth of recommendations and advice for the healthiest diet in today’s health conscious world.Since our genes […]
September 24, 2014

Change your DNA with a single 20 minute workout

The benefits of physical activity and exercise are no guarded secret, however the fact that exercises can help alter our DNA expression is something scientists have […]
September 9, 2014

Manage stress, manage life!

Stress is one of the routine terms used by most of us, in the present day. Right from a 5 year old to a 50 year […]
September 9, 2014

Who said all fat is bad fat?

There is a common myth for ages about fat being a bad substance. Actually, not all fat is bad for our body.  This constituent is definitely […]
August 7, 2014

7 things you can do today to prevent a heart attack

I am your heart. I work really hard to keep you alive. Every minute I pump out 5 litres of oxygen rich blood to every cell in […]
August 4, 2014

Walk! It’s the first step towards a healthy life

Benefits of Walking. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step- so goes a famous Chinese proverb. This saying is applicable to greater […]
July 28, 2014

Aerobics for all round health!

What Are The Benefits Of Aerobic Exercises? Aerobics is a type of exercise that requires the consumption of significantly more oxygen than the regular exercises. Aerobic […]
July 18, 2014

Mindfulness – practice for a better life

Mindfulness is the art of self-awareness, to be present at the moment of the experience and to accept things for what they are without being judgmental. […]
July 18, 2014

Yoga and meditation

Yoga to Train the Brain Though we all know that meditation is the best way to reduce stress, we seldom practice it. An hour of yoga […]
July 18, 2014

Activity at work

All work and no play at the desk make the desk a dull place to stay! Keeping yourself fit at your desk may sound a little […]
July 18, 2014

Make a run for healthier life!

Before the age of automobiles and computers, humans used to lead physically active lives. We needed to hunt or farm our food, and needed to migrate […]