10 genes that affect your ability to lose weight

Genetic variation plays a big role in every individual’s body weight and ability to lose weight. This variation can affect everything from how much you snack, to exercise motivation and metabolic circadian rhythm. The DNA Weight Loss Test identifies variants in the following genes.

Snacking – MC4R
Hunger – FTO
Satiety – SH2B1
Exercise motivation – BDNF
BMI and physical exercise – FTO
Fat breakdown in response to exercise – ADRB2
Sensitivity to saturated fats – APOA2
Fatty acid uptake – FABP2
Starch digestion – AMY1
Metabolic circadian rhythm – CLOCK

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