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The future of medicine will involve genetic testing to help predict weight-loss success Wall Street Journal 3/4/10

Study conducted at Stanford University involving 133 overweight women, found that those with a genetic predisposition to benefit from a low-carbohydrate diet lost 2 ½ times as much weight as those on the same diet without the predisposition.
Similarly, women with a genetic makeup that favored a low-fat diet lost substantially more weight than women who curbed fat calories without low-fat genes.
A test developed by Interleukin Genetics measured variations in three genes that regulate metabolism of fat and carbohydrates. Their data indicates that 45% of white women have a low-carb genotype while 39% are predisposed to a low-fat diet.

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