FitnessGenes Blog

Why you should eat whole-grain foods

Traits

6 min read

Homocysteine and your folate genes explained

Traits

5 min read

Trait: Daytime napping and morningness (HCRTR2)

Discover how your genetics influence how early or late you are likely to wake up on Christmas morning.

Traits

8 min read

Are you salt sensitive?

Traits

5 min read

Trait: Nitric Oxide and Blood Flow

Traits

13 min read

Your Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System and why it's important

Traits

15 min read

Trait: BH4 Synthesis and Recycling

Traits

6 min read

Trait: Testosterone Level

Traits

13 min read

Trait: Leptin Resistance

Traits

11 min read

Trait: Blood Flow and Calcium

Traits

11 min read

Trait: Adrenaline Baseline Level

Traits

12 min read

Trait: Adrenaline Acute Response

Traits

8 min read

Trait: Dopamine Metabolism (MAO)

Traits

6 min read

Trait: Serotonin Synthesis

Traits

12 min read

Trait: Mitochondria and Energy

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13 min read

Trait: Muscle Hypertrophy (mTOR)

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13 min read

Trait: Fuel Usage (UCP2)

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11 min read

Trait: Muscle Growth (IGF-1)

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7 min read

Trait: Muscle Performance (ACTN3)

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14 min read

Trait: Choline Metabolism

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15 min read

Trait: Betaine Requirement

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9 min read

Trait: Inflammation and IL-6

Traits

10 min read

Trait: APOE and Health

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10 min read

Trait: Oxidative Stress Risk (SOD2)

Traits

6 min read

Trait: Sleep and Weight Gain

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12 min read

Trait: Fasting Blood Glucose

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15 min read

Trait: Sleep/Wake Cycle

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11 min read

Trait: Seasonal Affective Disorder

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10 min read

Trait: Estrogen Production

Traits

12 min read

Trait: Dopamine Metabolism (COMT)

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13 min read

Trait: BDNF Activity and Cognition

Traits

8 min read

Trait: Blood Calcium Level

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12 min read

Trait: Cortisol Sensitivity

Traits

5 min read

Trait: Vitamin B12 Absorption

Traits

14 min read

Trait: Oxidative Stress Risk (GPx-1)

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7 min read

Trait: Cardiovascular Health (GLUL)

Traits

11 min read

Trait: Insulin Secretion (TCF7L2)

Traits

7 min read

Trait: Muscle Damage (TNF-α)

Traits

7 min read

Trait: Cholesterol and Ageing

Traits

8 min read

Trait: Detoxification Rate (NAT1)

Traits

9 min read

Trait: Detoxification Rate (NAT2)

Traits

7 min read

Trait: Melatonin, Sleep and Glucose

Traits

7 min read

Trait: BCAAs and Insulin (PPM1K)

Traits

8 min read

Trait: Vitamin A Requirement

Traits

7 min read

Trait: Gut Inflammation Risk (NOD2)

Traits

10 min read

Trait: Oxidative Stress Risk (NQO1)

Traits

8 min read

Trait: Vitamin C Level (SLC23A1)

Traits

15 min read

Trait: Thyroid Function

Traits

11 min read

Trait: ApoE and inflammation

Traits

8 min read

Trait: Metabolic Efficiency (UCP1)

Traits

15 min read

Trait: Obesity Risk (FTO)

Traits

12 min read

Trait: Fat Metabolism (β-oxidation)

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8 min read

Trait: Blood Fat Level (APOA5)

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10 min read

Trait: Saturated Fat Response (APOA2)

Traits

11 min read

Master Trait: Fat Intake

Traits

10 min read

Trait: Vitamin B6 Level

Traits

11 min read

Trait: Sex hormones and visceral fat

Traits

8 min read

Trait: High Blood Pressure Risk (FURIN)

Traits

13 min read

Trait: Vitamin D Level (GC)

Traits

15 min read

Trait: Vitamin E Breakdown

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10 min read

Trait: Vitamin K Breakdown

Traits

13 min read

Trait: Overeating risk (APOA2)

Traits

12 min read

Trait: BCAA breakdown

Traits

12 min read

Trait#87: Basal Metabolic Rate (UCP2)

Traits

15 min read

Trait: Compulsive overeating (FAAH)

Traits

15 min read

Trait: Telomere-linked ageing (TERC)

Traits

14 min read

Trait: C-reactive protein levels (LEPR)

Traits

11 min read

Trait: Vitamin D conversion (CYP2R1)

Traits

8 min read

Trait: Protection against reactive oxygen species (UCP2)

Traits

11 min read

Trait: Pain Sensitivity (FAAH)

Traits

10 min read

Trait: Dopamine and impulsive eating (DRD2)

Traits

17 min read

Trait: IL-10 and anti-inflammation

Traits

9 min read

Trait: MTHFR and blood pressure

Traits

11 min read

Trait: BCAA metabolism and muscle building

Traits

8 min read

Trait: Sugar consumption (GLUT2)

Traits

9 min read

Trait: Fat taste sensitivity (CD36)

Traits

14 min read

Trait: FOXO3 and longevity

Traits

19 min read

Trait: TNNI3K and fat intake

Traits

11 min read

Trait: Alcohol metabolism (ALDH2) and health

Traits

15 min read

Trait: SIRT1 and neuroprotection

Traits

14 min read

Trait: Zinc and insulin secretion (SLC30A8)

Traits

17 min read

Trait: PCSK1 and overeating

Traits

13 min read

Trait: Infection susceptibility (MAL)

Traits

19 min read

Trait: Oxytocin and overeating (OXTR)

Traits

16 min read

Trait: Insulin processing (PCSK1)

Traits

10 min read

Trait: MC4R and obesity

Traits

21 min read

Trait: LPA and heart health

Traits

21 min read

Trait: GNB3 and cardiometabolic health

Traits

18 min read

Trait: ATM and DNA damage

Traits

14 min read

Trait: Bitter taste sensitivity

Traits

24 min read

Trait: DNA repair and longevity (TP53)

Traits

22 min read

Trait: ATR1 and blood pressure

Traits

16 min read

Trait: PTPN2 and gut health

Traits

22 min read

Trait: Reducing Norovirus Infections (FUT2)

Traits

22 min read

Trait: Lowering risk of blood clots

Traits

25 min read

Trait: Seasonal variation in appetite (NPAS2)

Traits

25 min read

Trait: Protecting your heart (PRSC1)

Traits

22 min read

Trait: Improving insulin secretion (KCNJ11)

Traits

22 min read

Trait: Caffeine and muscle building

Traits

16 min read

Trait: BDNF, memory and overeating

Traits

13 min read

How do I measure my VO2 max?

Want to know your personal VO2 max? From laboratory analysis to exercise tests, Kelsey Brown BSc outlines your available options.

Exercise

4 min read

How DNA affects your running performance and training response

Do you respond better than others to training? Find out the training factors that determine running performance and how your genetics impact VO2 max gains.

Exercise

14 min read

Running economy

Exercise

6 min read

Decoding the genetics of marathon runners

Exercise

6 min read

The mind-muscle connection: How to lift with your head

Exercise

8 min read

Performance, genetics and VO2 Max

Exercise

6 min read

The physiology of hidden muscles: Diaphragm

Exercise

5 min read

What is my lactate threshold?

Exercise

7 min read

Bilateral vs. unilateral exercises. Whats the difference?

Exercise

7 min read

Working out with PCOS

Exercise

4 min read

Does my butt look big in these genes?

Exercise

6 min read

Vascular Smooth Muscle Contraction

Exercise

11 min read

What's the difference between fast and slow twitch muscle fibers?

Exercise

4 min read

Trait overview: IGF-1 and muscle growth

Exercise

4 min read

4 Essential Reasons Why You Should Be Boosting Your Nitric Oxide Levels!

Exercise

2 min

What's the difference between bodybuilding, powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting?

Exercise

7 min read

What does 3010 mean? Understanding Tempo

Exercise

3 min read

5 mental health benefits of strength training

Exercise

5 min read

5 effects of exercise on your heart

Exercise

6 min read

Optimizing cortisol for exercise and recovery

Exercise

10 min reaed

How UCP2 can enhance your endurance performance

Exercise

5 min read

How much caffeine should you take before a workout?

Exercise

15 min read

How to utilise lactate to build more muscle

Exercise

5 min read

5 tips for returning to the gym after a long break

Taken some time out of the gym? Here are some top tips to ease you back in.

Exercise

9 min read

The health benefits of beetroot

Discover how nitrates, found naturally in beetroots, can benefit your cardiovascular health and exercise performance.

Nutrition

5 min read

Grits for gains

Nutrition

4 min read

Subcutaneous vs Visceral fat. Which do you carry?

Nutrition

6 min read

The truth about eggs and cholesterol

Nutrition

5 min read

Borlotti beans - a plant protein powerhouse

Nutrition

3 min read

What Makes Chickpeas a 'Complete Protein'?

Nutrition

4 min read

Are you sure you have a food allergy?

Nutrition

7 min read

How much magnesium do I need?

Nutrition

8 min read

Which is the best diet for weight loss and heart health?

Nutrition

7 min read

Is it too late for dinner?

Nutrition

5 min read

Why is saturated fat bad for you?

Nutrition

4 min read

4 ways to reduce your saturated fat intake

Nutrition

3 min read

Could you be eating too much saturated fat without realising it?

Nutrition

5 min read

Does watching television with meals cause you to overeat?

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Nutrition

4 min read

How your resting metabolic rate impacts your body composition

How does your resting metabolic rate (RMR) differ from your basal metabolic rate (BMR), and what are the factors that influence it?

Science

8 min read

Are American Football Players Obese?

Science

6 min read

Will you experience menopause the same as your mother?

Science

6 min read

Why Do Jamaicans Dominate Sprinting and East Africans Dominate Distance Running?

Science

6 min read

What’s the deal with Myostatin?

Science

3 min read

How your muscles work: The energy systems used during exercise

Science

6 min read

Prepare to fail

Science

7 min read

The SMART guide to New Year's Resolutions

Science

5 min read

The function of DNA

Science

5 min read

What are the health risks of low testosterone?

Science

4 min read

The importance of optimising your vitamin D levels

Science

5 min read

An avocado a day keeps the doctor away?

Science

17 min read

How your monthly traits are calculated and delivered

Learn how the FitnessGenes science team create your genetic reports.

Science

4 min read

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