Recently, with the evolution of genetics, there is often talk about gene screening and application of therapies according to them. Genes hide the secret of life and are responsible for the difference between us. The characteristics of either our external appearance or of our character are largely determined by our genes, which are parts of the DNA.

Geneticists have discovered genes that may be related to the manifestation of a disease such as Crohn’s disease, cancer, diabetes, dyslipidemia, psychogenic eating disorders, obesity, if our body can metabolize coffee, plant fibers, carbohydrates, lactose and much more.

The development of nutrigenetics began with the mapping of the entire human genome in early 2000 when scientists set out to target genes that interact with nutrients. Now many interactions have been discovered between genes, nutrition and disease.

Nutrigenetics Nutrigenetics is a branch of Genetics that studies genes that are related to conditions and conditions that can be restricted by proper diet and lifestyle in terms of their manifestation according to each individual’s genetic profile.


Nutrigenetics aims is to identify genetic susceptibility to metabolic diseases (such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, cardiovascular disease, celiac disease), and the ways in which very small differences in our genes can alter the effects of nutrient intake even toxins (eg tobacco, alcohol) on the human body.

By understanding the interaction of genetic factors with the environment we are able to design personalized models of preveαλκοολntion, nutrition and exercise to ensure effective management of our body weight and improve our health.

Diet is the most important mechanism through which we can influence the physiology of our body. Unbalanced nutrition affects gene-nutrition interactions and increases the risk of disease. Unlike pharmacology, which is based on the doctrine of “a drug with a goal,” the diet consists of a variety of nutrient and chemical molecules and affects multiple goals at the same time.

Modern nutritional research focuses on improving health by optimizing individualized nutrition.


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The perception that diet has been affecting health has existed since antiquity. In 400 BC. Hippocrates advised doctors to leave their medication aside if they can cure their patients with food by saying: “Your food is your medicine and your medicine is your food.” He believed that our diet is the cornerstone for our health and that the best medicines are free and free of charge in nature

It has also been known for years that each individual may differ in nutritional requirements for a nutrient.
Genetic nutrition, is the nutrition that is specialized and determined by our personal genotype and is based on the knowledge of the nutritional needs of our organization.


Why is Genetix23 nutrition test useful? 72d0cf20-348d-49f9-8328-9ed4d5f1f07dTo begin with, it is important to clarify that if someone carries a gene associated with a condition or a disorder does not mean he or she will get sick. Instead it means that it has an increased chance of developing the disease. Apart from that, if the gene is to be expressed, meaning whether the disease will manifest, it is related to the way of life, the eating habits and the environment in which it will live.
Therefore, knowing, the genetic profile is now easy for someone to take the appropriate measures and follow his personalized diet to prevent the occurrence of a clinical condition. When one knows his genome, he knows what preventative tests he has to perform at regular intervals to diagnose the disease at an early stage, but above all how to live and live to prevent it happening.
Example: Among people with high blood pressure only about 15% have sodium-sensitive hypertension. For the other 85%, salt exclusion from diet has no effect on their blood pressure. Nutrigenetics responds to why some people can control hypertension with diet while others need medication.

The future
 Nutrigenetics is definitely the trend of the future. As more gene and nutritional associations are discovered, genetic mapping and nutritional (rather than pharmacological) recipes are expected to become shared.

What does the Genetix23 nutrition test for? πιατο

Our NUTRITION test is an in-depth look at how your body deals with the assimilation of up to 750 different food types. It will also report on 27 other factors that include:-

  • Achieve weight loss or weight gain (controlling lipids consumption, carbohydrate and other nutrients).εικονα αποτελ διατροφη
  • Reduce/eliminate symptoms in case of having gastrointestinal problems (linked to alimentary intolerances).
  • Immune system improvement (due to a correct vitamin and mineral intake).
  • Exercise response; select the right sport to practice to move the fat deposits.
  • Alimentary intolerances (Intolerance to lactose and gluten (celiac disease).
  • Risk of being overweight or obese.
  • Nutrient assimilation (lipids, fats, carbohydrates, antioxidants, vitamins…).
  • Assimilation of up to 750 food types.
  • Eating behaviour (Control of appetite and satiety).
  • Metabolism of caffeine and alcohol.

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See in more details all the factors and genes that are studied in the following table:

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See a sample report  here .

Test limitations
 The DNA test is not a diagnostic test nor a therapeutic agent. It is a nutritional screen that needs to be evaluated and applied by a trained health professional. Genes only provide knowledge about a trend rather than a predetermined state as they always interact with the environment. So if there is a genetic predisposition, more important action is prevention, making the right choices according to your genetic profile. This way you can stay healthy and optimize your physical condition.

How much it costs? Although this is a very specialized examination from one of the largest clinical genetics laboratories in Europe, we have tried to keep costs low to meet the needs of the Greek population.
For more information call our center in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Does this test have anything to do with the so-called intolerance tests that determine which foods are fattening?
 Beware … This is not yet one of the most common intolerance tests that have been scientifically challenged from time to time, with a few exceptions, such as lactose intolerance, we must take all the foods in a balanced and healthy diet . This test allows us to identify our genetic elements that affect our metabolism, our appetite for eating, the tendency to store fat, etc., thus giving a much more complete picture.

Προσοχή… Δεν πρόκειται για ένα ακόμη από τα τεστ δυσανεξίας τα οποία κυκλοφορούν και τα οποία έχουν στη πλειονότητα τους αμφισβητηθεί επιστημονικά κατά καιρούς, καθώς με ελάχιστες εξαιρέσεις όπως πχ αυτή της δυσανεξίας στην λακτόζη πρέπει να λαμβάνουμε όλες τις τροφές στα πλαίσια μιας ισορροπημένης και υγιεινής διατροφής. Η εξέταση αυτή μας επιτρέπει να εντοπίσουμε τα γενετικά μας στοιχεία που επηρεάζουν πχ τον μεταβολισμό μας, την όρεξη μας για φαγητό, την τάση αποθήκευσης λίπους κλπ δίνοντας έτσι μια πολύ πιο ολοκληρωμένη εικόνα.

Who is the Genetix23 nutrition test for?weight_loss_image
It is addressed to everyone. More particularly people with a more profound obesity problem have even greater benefit .
It is ideal for anyone who wants to lose some pounds as it allows him to work with his dietitian to develop a more personalized diet and / or exercise program that will have more permanent – meaningful results. It can also act as a preventative for people or children with a family history of obesity.