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. UCP3 is mainly expressed in skeletal muscles and is involved in fatty acid metabolism and protecting cells from oxidative damage.


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Global population distribution:

Source: 1000 Genome Project. Global averages for both sexes

UCP3: GG

67%

UCP3: GA

30%

UCP3: AA

3%

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