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Everything you need to know about lactose intolerance

What is Lactose? Lactose, the sugar found in dairy products, is digested by the lactase enzyme. Lactase is produced in the small intestine and is responsible for breaking down lactose into two smaller and more readily absorbable sugars – glucose and galactose. Most mammals produce high levels of the lactase enzyme as infants, and then lactase …

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All about vitamins and minerals (and why they’re important)

Vitamins and minerals are considered essential micronutrients. They work together to perform hundreds of roles in the body and are important for bone growth and repair, wound healing, metabolism, red blood cell production, good immunity, and healthy skin and teeth. Only tiny amounts of these nutrients are required, yet deficiencies can lead to serious health …

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What’s the difference between a private and legal DNA test?

A private DNA relationship test is suitable for individuals who wish to find out the truth about a biological relationship in private, before deciding on the next step. For private knowledge testing, the DNA sample can be collected by anyone, without any witnessing, fingerprinting or other legal obligations. The sample collection process is quick and …

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7 factors that Increase your risk of vitamin D deficiency

Age Older adults have an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency often due to atrophic gastritis (affects 10-30% of older adults), or pernicious anemia (affects 1-2% of older adults). Atrophic gastritis decreases hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, inhibiting the releaseof vitamin B12 bound to protein in food sources, and potentially increasing the levels of …

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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 – MC4RHunger – FTOSatiety – SH2B1Exercise motivation – BDNFBMI and …

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