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ACE

A gene for endurance

One version of the ACE gene has been found in elite endurance athletes and every climber tested to date who has ascended over......

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ACTN3

A gene for speed

ACTN3 is the most famous ‘gene for speed’. One particular version of ACTN3 has been found in almost every Olympic sprinter ever......

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CYP1A2

A gene for caffeine metabolism

Caffeine has been used by athletes for a long time as a performance-enhancing drug. Studies have shown that taking caffeine......

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FTO

A gene for appetite

Your genes influence your appetite, satiety (feelings of fullness) and food cravings. Research suggests that carriers of a......

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IL15RA

A gene for muscle volume

The IL15RA gene is linked to lean body mass and muscle size (hypertrophy). One version is associated with muscle size and the......

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LCT

A gene for lactose tolerance

Lactose tolerance is the ability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk and dairy products.

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MSTN

A gene for hypertrophy

Skeletal muscle growth in response to training is determined by genetics, and a rare version of the MSTN gene.

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PGC1A

A gene for aerobic capacity

As well as being a marker for good health, a high aerobic capacity enables your body to work harder during prolonged exercise.......

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PPARA

A gene for fat burning

The ability to use fat as fuel combined with the distribution of fast and slow-twitch muscle fibres are important factors......

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UCP2

A gene for metabolism

Genetic variations in uncoupling proteins are thought to lead to differences in the efficiency of people's metabolism. We test......

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HERC2

A gene for eye color

Eye, hair and skin color vary around the world due to the production of a pigment called melanin. HERC2 is one of the genes......

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ADRB2_1

A gene for adrenaline signalling

ADBR2 plays a key role in skeletal muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic and hormonal systems.

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ADRB2_2

A gene for adrenaline signalling

ADRB2_2 genetic variations are associated with obesity and the effect of weight loss interventions.

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AGT

A gene for blood pressure regulation

AGT influences angiotensinogen levels which has associations with skeletal and cardiac muscle growth.

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AKT1

A gene associated with aerobic exercise response

A version of this gene that is linked to better resting metabolic factors and greater increases in VO2 max in response to......

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AMPD1

A gene for energy production

AMPD1 can influence production of ATP and is associated with recovery from exercise and endurance performance.

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APOA2

A gene for response to saturated fat intake

A variation in this gene has been associated with a larger response to saturated fat intake and obesity.

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APOA5

A gene for blood triglyceride levels

The APOA5 gene helps regulate blood triglyceride levels. FitnessGenes test for a variation of the APOA5 gene which affect......

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BDKRB2

A gene for vascular function

Different variants of this gene lead to a lower or higher expression of this receptor and are associated with hypertension......

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CKM

A gene related to muscle energy

Different variants of the CKM gene, influencing natural creatine kinase levels, are found more commonly in endurance or......

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CLOCK

A gene affecting sleep cycle

Many gene variants have been reported to affect the sleep cycle or the circadian clock. Variants of the CLOCK gene are......

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CNTF

A gene for nerve activity

Variations in the CNTF gene affect the levels of CNTF protein and are associated with strength gains.

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HIF1A

A gene for response to low oxygen

One variant of HIF1a was found more frequently in weightlifters, while the other was found more frequently in elite endurance......

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IGF1

A gene for regular growth/development

Variants of IGF1 have been associated with benefits for strength performance.

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IGF1_2

A gene for regular growth/development

Variants of the IGF1_2 gene have been associated baseline strength.

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IGFBP3

A gene for regulating normal growth/development

Variations in the IGFBP3 gene affect the levels of IGFBP-3 and may affect body composition.

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IL6

A gene for inflammation and recovery

Variations in the IL6 gene can affect levels of IL6, which are associated with susceptibility to inflammatory related......

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IL6R

A gene for regulating IL6 activity

Variations of the IL6R gene have been associated with metabolic syndrome.

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MCT1

A gene for fatigue

Variations in this gene will alter the expression of MCT1. This will determine how quickly lactic acid accumulates during......

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NOS3

A gene for blood flow

Variations in the NOS3 gene may influence the beneficial effects induced by exercise, such as a lowering of blood triglycerides......

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PPARG

A gene associated with fat and carb processing

Variants of the PPARG gene have been associated with insulin sensitivity and response to saturated fatty acid intake.

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SHBG1

A gene for testosterone levels

The SHBG1 gene is one of the genes used in combination to determine your testosterone levels.

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SHBG2

A gene for testosterone levels

The SHBG2 gene is one of the genes used in combination to determine your testosterone levels.

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UCP3

A gene for metabolism

Genetic variations in uncoupling proteins (UCPs) are thought to lead to differences in the efficiency of one's metabolism.

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VDR

A gene for vitamin D processing/activation

Variations in the VDR gene have been associated with skeletal muscle strength.

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VEGFA

A gene for blood vessel formation

Variations in the VEGFA gene have been associated with endurance ability.

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MSTNRARE

A gene for unusual muscle size and strength

A very rare version of the MSTNRARE gene is associated with greatly increased muscle growth.

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ACVR1B

A gene for muscle strength

One variation of ACVR1B has been associated with increased strength.

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MTHFR

A gene for folate metabolism

The MTHFR gene is one of the genes involved in the folate cycle. Variations of this gene influences how efficiently folate is......

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MTR

A gene for homocysteine conversion

One of the genes tested for in the methionine cycle is the MTR gene. Variations of this gene influences how efficiently folate......

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MTRR

A gene for methionine production

Another genetic variant we test for in the methionine cycle is in the MTRR gene. Variations of this gene influences the......

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MC4R

A gene associated with overeating

The MC4R gene is involved in the regulation of appetite.

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ALDH2

A gene for alcohol metabolism

The rare ALDH2 allele is found more commonly in East Asian populations. It has been associated with the reddening of the face......

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VDR_Taq

A gene for response to vitamin D

Variations in the VDR gene have been associated with skeletal muscle strength.

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NMB

A gene for disinhibited eating

Variations of the NMB gene are associated with disinhibited eating – the tendency to overeat in response to external or......

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MTHFR_SNP2

A gene associated with folate metabolism

MTHFR_SNP2 is one of the genes involved in the folate cycle. This variation of the gene influences how efficiently folate is......

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LPL

A gene associated with HDL cholesterol levels

One of the alleles for this gene variant has been linked to elevated high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels which......

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SLC30A8

A gene associated with fasting glucose levels

The SLC30A8 gene is involved in regulation of insulin. This variant impacts the SLC30A8 gene and may contribute to differences......

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