Genetic variations in uncoupling proteins are thought to lead to differences in the efficiency of people's metabolism. We test for variations in the UCP2 and UCP3 genes.


Global population distribution:

Source: 1000 Genome Project. Global averages for both sexes

UCP2: AA

17%

UCP2: GA

50%

UCP2: GG

33%

More about UCP2

UCP2 is expressed in many types of cells, amongst them muscle cells, cells of the lymph system and the cells that produce insulin.

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