Genetic Testing for Weight Loss Now Available in Chicago

Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine is pleased to now offer The Weight Management Genetic Test for its patients. We are the first in Chicago to carry this groundbreaking test, which may help you lose more weight by properly matching diet and exercise to your personal genotypes.

Interleukin Genetics has developed a DNA test, The Weight Management Genetic Test, which includes the genes that have been validated as significant modifiers of body weight and responsiveness to diet and exercise. The test is easy. A non-invasive swab is taken from inside your cheek and sent to a certified, independent laboratory. There, state-of-the-art technology is used to analyze 5 variations in 4 specific genes that are known to impact metabolism and weight loss. The DNA testing determines if your body is more sensitive to fats, carbohydrates, or both.  It also helps determine the appropriate level of exercise for you to burn the most calories.

Researchers from Stanford University collaborated with Interleukin Genetics on the clinical trials, which showed significant differences in weight loss in patients that followed diets based on the results of genetic testing. Women who followed a diet based on their test results lost up to three times the amount of weight than women who didn’t follow the DNA diet!

This breakthrough in weight loss management has been featured on shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, Today, CNN and Fox & Friends, and has been covered by The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, among others.

At Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine, this test is just a part of our weight loss wellness and weight management programs. We offer cutting edge medical treatments as well as personalized counseling. Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine is a Group Practice founded on the principle of respect for the patient. Our approach is multidisciplinary, holistic and evidence based. We specialize in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology with many related services. We practice gender-specific medicine with an emphasis on patient education. Attention to the mind, body and spirit constitutes the basis for care of women in all phases of their lives. Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine doctors have been recognized as Chicago’s and America’s Top Doctors year after year.

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