Since you build all the bone you are ever going to have by the time you are 30, much of your bone health depends on your gene variations and how well you built your bone density during those teenage years. With the falling levels of estrogen (in women) and testosterone (in men) as we age and its associated bone loss, you may have bone density below a normal level.
By the time teens finish their growth spurts around age 17, 90 percent of their adult bone mass is established.
(Source: National Institute of Health)
Obviously, genetics plays a crucial role in how our bodies grow and age, especially when it comes to our bone mass. According to the most recent research, 62 percent of our bone density is a result of genetics. Variations in our genetic code can have both positive and negative effects on how our bones develop. For example, one particular gene variation - VDR - could lead to better bone formation and retention with exercise.
Most likely you don't know if you have these gene variations, which means you don't know what actions you can take to help maintain your optimal health. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis analyzes gene variants and your lifestyle choices to compile a personalized Health Action Plan that provides recommendations regarding lifestyle, diet, exercise and supplementation. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis can help you understand how these gene variations affect the choices you make - from diet to exercise to supplementation - so you can maintain optimal health.
Vitamin D receptors, such as the VDR SNP tested for in the Gene SNP DNA Analysis, have been found to be present on numerous tissues in the human body, indicating the substantial impact vitamin D has on health and well-being.
(Source: Vitamin D Council)
The Gene SNP DNA Analysis tests for four (4) genes and their variations associated with bone health. While no amount of food or exercise will physically alter our genes, with proper nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes, you can maintain the functioning of your gene variations to maintain optimal health.
Relation of vitamin D receptor FokI start codon polymorphism to bone mineral density and occurrence of osteoporosis in postmenopausal woman in Taiwan. Read More
One out of every two women in the United States is affected by osteoporosis and osteopenia.
(Source: American Bone Health)
Birthweight, vitamin D receptor genotype and the programming of osteoporosis. Read More
Diet and healthy bones. Read More
Bone mineral mass and calcium and phosphate metabolism in young men: relationships with vitamin D receptor allelic polymorphisms. Read More
Osteoporosis, vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and response to diet. Read More
Association between a functional interleukin-6 gene polymorphism and peak bone mineral density and postmenopausal bone loss in women: the ofely study. Read More
The association of bone mineral density with vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms. Read More
Only 35 percent of American adults consume the recommended daily allowance of calcium.
(Source: American Bone Health)
Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism is related to bone density, circulating osteocalcin, and parathyroid hormone in healthy adolescent girls. Read More
COL1A1 Sp1 polymorphism predicts perimenopausal and early postmenopausal spinal bone loss. Read More
A COL1A1 Sp1 binding site polymorphism predisposes to osteoporotic fracture by affecting bone density and quality. Read More
The relative contribution of diet and genotype to bone development. Read More
Genetic control of susceptibility to osteoporosis. Read More
Reduced bone density and osteoporosis associated with a polymorphic Sp1 binding site in the collagen type 1 alpha 1 gene. Read More
The vitamin D receptor gene variant and physical activity predicts fasting glucose levels in healthy young men. Read More
Interaction between the vitamin D receptor gene and collagen type 1alpha1 gene susceptibility for fracture. Read More
Science News - Baby's calcium might play defining role in adult bone health Read More
USA Today - Women fall more, not less, after large dose of vitamin D Read More
The Times of India - Exercise 'forestalls osteoporosis' Read More