Nutrition plans based on DNA tests raise questions

Nutrition plans based on DNA tests raise questions

A new type of health test uses DNA to give nutritional advice. People are spending hundreds of dollars to map out their genetic profile with a saliva test. There are several tests on the market, but critics say it is difficult to know how accurate they are. Michelle Miller spoke to a woman who says the test helped end years of stomach pain.

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8 Comments

  1. Vanessa Holbert on April 30, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    They do genetic testing for cancer. What is wrong with a test that shows what your body processes effectively? Medical companies and doctors worried they won’t get their money.

  2. CC on April 30, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Dr. David Agus = Not reputable imo. I wouldn’t do the spit test, but I would see if my doctor can do the same thing for me in a medical office. I am a bit cautious about my fluids going to an unfamiliar company I have never heard of until recently.

  3. Aki nmytua on April 30, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    A starch allergy sounds terrible

  4. jungefrau on April 30, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    So sad this guy turned out to be a sex pest.

  5. Vanessa Holbert on April 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    That news anchor at end was arrogant.

  6. Victoria Mahon on April 30, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    God that guy is arrogant. Just keep a food journal he says, well have you ever looked at nutrition labels lately? There are so many additives and processed chemicals in the food that it would be nearly impossible to accurately track what you’re eating. And even if you’re careful and track what you’re eating companies change recipes all the time especially in the last few years with supply chain issues and so what may have been OK one time is not OK the next time because it’s a different recipe. That guy clearly has never had to deal with food problems or he’d be a little more understanding.

  7. Jamie Wright on April 30, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    If you can’t physically stand after eating a food, why keep eating it? How stupid can you be? Oh wait, stupid enough to spend hundreds of dollars for someone else to tell you what you already know DURHHHH

  8. Richard Hawkins on April 30, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    So even though loads of people are saying these tests have helped them and have described them spot on even though they have never met them, the worry wort say "We need data!" What does "Data!

    He then says we should eat something and see how it makes us feel! What?! Some intolerances take ages to build up.

    So, put his two statements together and what have you got? People trying DNA testing for themselves and finding it effective! All the data they need!

    This is typical of the media trying scaremonger. And I bet their expert gets paid for that!

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