The genetic material in our bodies does not only determine our physical characteristics. It defines everything that makes us unique. What differentiates one person from another is the mutations that take place in their genetic materials. While these mutations make individuals unique, they also determine their predisposition to various diseases.
It is known that certain genes play an important role in weight management. Mutations that occur in these genes can cause individuals to be prone to weight gain and even increase their risk of developing obesity. With the advent of technologies that enable researches to detect these mutations, individuals can receive personalized treatment that also encompasses lifestyle and nutrition changes and reach permanent, healthy weight.