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Should I Get a 23andme Health Report or Xcode Life Health reports?

23andme Health Report

The FDA gave the go-ahead for the 23andme health Report in April of last year to provide information about an individual’s personal health risks. 23andme has also been given the green flag for BRCA breast cancer testing by the FDA. The $100 23andme health report covers more than 10 conditions.

The 23andMe health report focuses on specific genetic variants related to the following  disorders:

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Celiac disease, Early-onset primary dystonia, Factor XI deficiency, Gaucher disease type 1, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, Hereditary hemochromatosis, Hereditary thrombophilia, Parkinson’s disease. A few more conditions have been added under this category ever since, some of them are Glycogen storage diseases, Leigh’s syndrome, Bloom’s syndrome, Sickle cell anemia, Tay Sach’s disease, Phenylketonuria etc.

Other than clinical conditions the 23andme health report also covers some heritable traits listed below:

List of heritable traits on the 23andme health report:

Asparagus Odor Detection, Back Hair (available for men only), Bald Spot (available for men only), Bitter Taste Perception, Cheek Dimples, Cleft Chin, Earlobe Type, Earwax Type, Eye Color, Finger Length Ratio, Freckles, Hair Curliness, Light or Dark Hair, Male Hair Loss (available for men only), Newborn Hair Amount, Photic Sneeze Reflex, Red Hair, Skin Pigmentation, Sweet Taste Preference, Toe Length Ratio, Unibrow, Widow’s Peak.

The 23andme health report covers a list of interesting traits. However, the raw data from the ancestry genetic test from 23andme is the true treasure. Uploading it onto sites like Xcode life,  will give you a wealth of useful health information. You can get a lot more information from Xcode Life reports that is actionable and can be used towards improving your health and wellness as opposed to rare disease focused 23andme health report. 

Check out our earlier blog on 10 Amazing Tools To Interpret Your 23andme raw data.

Let’s look at what you get for $99 at Xcode Life:

1. Gene Nutrition

Understanding the functioning of your nutritional metabolism is a prerequisite to healthy living. The nutrition report will help you translate the results from your DNA test into actionable recommendations that are suited to your genetic nature. Establish unique nutrition goals, tailor a unique diet plan according to your genetic metabolism of macronutrients, requirements of micronutrients and food sensitivities.

Categories Covered Under Gene Nutrition

Tendency To Overeat Tendency To Prefer Fatty Foods Tendency To Prefer Sweets, Tendency To Prefer Bitter Vegetables, Tendency To Gain Weight, Carbohydrate Intake And Weight Gain Tendency, Saturated Fats, Intake And Weight Gain Tendency, Mono Unsaturated Fats Intake And Weight Gain Tendency, PUFA Intake And Weight Gain Tendency, Protein Intake And Weight Loss Tendency, Fibre Intake And Weight Loss Tendency, Tendency To Regain Weight, Vitamin requirements, Calcium Needs, Choline Deficiency, Copper Needs, Iron Needs, Magnesium Needs, Phosphate Needs, Zinc Needs, Antioxidant Needs, Caffeine Metabolism and Alcohol Metabolism, Gluten Sensitivity, Lactose Intolerance, Salt Intake And Blood Pressure Sensitivity.

2. Gene Fitness

Optimizing your fitness routine requires a deep understanding of your body type. Without proper knowledge about yourself, you are bound to engage in lots of wasted effort through trials and errors. Studies have shown that a significant part of the athletic ability is inherited, meaning, its coded in the genes. Hence, understanding your genetics makes a big difference in optimizing your fitness regimen according to your genetic nature.  

Categories Covered Under Gene Fitness

Endurance Power Aerobic Capacity Heart Capacity Lung Capacity Handgrip strength Tendon strength Ligament strength Exercise motivation Likelihood of injury Likelihood of fatigue HDL cholesterol level with exercise Insulin sensitivity with exercise weight loss Weight gain with exercise

3. Gene Allergy

More than 30% of the population suffers from at least one allergic disease. Do not wait for a sudden reaction to an exposure to learn about your allergies. Know of your genetic sensitivities to the most common allergens and protect yourselves from the allergens. Allergens are everywhere and easily affect those who are genetically susceptible to allergies.

Categories Covered Under Gene Allergy

Cockroach Allergy Dust Mites Allergy Pets Allergy Egg Allergy Milk Allergy Peanut Allergy Pollen Allergy Histamine intolerance Misophonia Motion sickness

4. Gene Skin

A genetic report for personalized and proactive skin care. Your skin type is unique in terms of its tone, collagen content, aging profile, oxidation, glycation among various other factors. Understanding genetic aspects of your skin helps you nurture it in the correct way.

Categories Covered Under Gene Skin

Glycation protection Contact dermatitis Atopic dermatitis Generalized psoriasis Rosacea Dry Skin Folate deficiency Vitamin A, B12, B6, C, D, E, Deficiency Skin Antioxidant capacity Freckles/Ephelides Sun spots/Lentigines Tanning response Wrinkle and Collagen degradation Response to Cellulite Striae Distensae/ Stretch Marks Varicose Veins Response to UV Radiation (UVR).

5. Precision Medicine

34% of all clinically significant drug interactions have a genetic basis. Get the right medications at the right dose. The precision medicine report helps you avoid unnecessary side-effects from medications that may not work for you.

NOTE: This report is to be interpreted only by your physician.

Drug Families Covered Under Precision Medicine

Antihypertensives Statins Beta Blockers Antiarrhythmics Antidepressants Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) Other Antidepressants Antipsychotics Stimulants Benzodiazepines Non-Benzodiazepines Anxiolytics Hypnotics Neuropsychiatric Antidiabetic Metformin Sulfonylureas Pain (Opioids) Morphine Immunosuppressants

6. Gene Health

A comprehensive assessment comprising of an analysis of several hundred genes pertaining to hypertension, heart diseases, obesity, type 2 diabetes and other conditions. All these conditions are genetically- and lifestyle-mediated,  and can be prevented by making appropriate dietary and lifestyle modifications. An early predisposition warning will help you from developing these conditions.

NOTE: This report is to be interpreted only by your physician.

List Of Conditions Covered

➤Type-2 diabetes mellitus ➤Obesity ➤Heart Diseases ➤Hypertension ➤Thrombosis ➤Familial Hypercholesterolemia ➤Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ➤Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease ➤Ulcerative Colitis ➤Stroke ➤Bone Mineral Density ➤Osteoarthritis ➤Osteoporosis ➤Age-related Macular Degeneration ➤Chronic Kidney Disease ➤Asthma ➤Vitiligo ➤Migraine ➤Beta Thalassemia ➤Anxiety ➤Depression ➤Alzheimer’s disease ➤Parkinson’s disease.

7. Methylation and MTHFR status

An MTHFR status report is one of the many indicators for identifying the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, or the risk for neural tube defects and sensitivity to methotrexate. This report profiles more than 70 known genetic polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene and related genes.

This test could help individuals presenting with the following conditions:

➤Coronary artery disease ➤Elevated homocysteine ➤Bipolar disorder ➤Schizophrenia ➤Peripheral vascular artery disease ➤Acute myocardial infarction ➤Depression ➤Stroke ➤Venous thromboembolism ➤Migraines ➤History of preeclampsia ➤Neural Tube Defects ➤Recurrent miscarriages ➤Autism spectrum disorders

Summary: 23andme health reports are tuned towards informing an individual about rare diseases and physical and other characteristics. In contrast, Xcode Life health reports are designed to inform the individual about common and preventable health conditions (and  recommendations to prevent these), your unique nutritional metabolism and nutrient requirements, your genetic body type and the fitness regimen most suited to your genetics and much more. The focus of Xcode Life health reports is to empower the individual with information about their genetics that will help them live a healthy life.

Get the Xcode Super Pack ($99) for all the above reports!

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