Fitness trackers and other health-monitoring gadgets are omnipresent in our lives inconspicuously keeping track of vital physical parameters— heart rate, calorie burn, miles walked, step cadence, etc.—yet they fail to shed light on how to actually improve our physical well-being. A San-Diego genetic testing company OmeCare has launched dietgene, an app that packs a wealth of scientifically sound, highly usable, and actionable wellness and health management information and turns a smartphone into a proactive health management device.
In contrast with a myriad of existing fitness apps, dietgene is actually a personalized professional-level tool for those who aspire to lead a healthier lifestyle. The result of impressive10 years of research conducted by leading physicians, nutritionists, and scientists, the app effectively creates a personalized nutritional plan for individuals based on each person’s unique set of DNA data. The DNA-based lifestyle along with nutritional recommendations and tracking tools was issued a US patent. The app’s most distinctive feature is the precision of nutrition and physical activity guidelines it provides. The precision is achieved through the screening of 33,000 genetic markers in contrast with OmeCare’s competitors who generally rely on a broader, though more generic and thus less actionable, set of DNA data—a template. The narrower range of markers allows OmeCare to deliver the industry’s most precise scientific advice for a healthier lifestyle. By performing tests in its own San-Diego certified lab OmeCare further consolidates its lead since the majority of DNA companies outsource the testing.
“Taking a DNA test is just the first step of many to unlock your genetic potential and improve your overall health,” says Dr. Michael Nova, OmeCare’s Chief Innovation Officer, and co-founder. “By designing health plans based on both your genetic makeup and your individual lifestyle, the dietgene app makes healthy living dynamic, and a higher standard of care possible,” concludes Nova.
Dietgene generates nutrition reports derived from personal genetic data that guide to a proper diet based on one’s medical condition, habits, and blood test results. Since the set of DNA data remains unchanged, the addition of blood test results makes the lifestyle and nutrition recommendations even more valid, precise, and personalized.
“The app gives you a distribution of the nutrients—carbs, fats, etc.—you should be consuming according to your activity, your body needs, and medical conditions. The process is controlled by the company’s proprietary AI which was created with a view to combining this data together in order to create those recommendations,” further explains Dr. Nova of the way dietgene works.
All OmeCare recommendations are peer-reviewed, double-checked, and approved by the scientific community, which makes the dietgene recommendations all the more valuable and reliable and at the same time readily available on your smartphone.