Did you know that close to 80% of breast cancer occurs in women with NO family history of cancer. Having your Oestrogen gene tested may help reduce your risk. Having an increased exposure to oestrogen in your life is a strong risk factor for breast cancer.
The DNA Oestrogen test investigates gene variants that “have been shown to have an impact on how oestrogen is processed in your body and if the processing of oestrogen and related compounds is efficient and healthy”.
The DNA Oestrogen test reports on the following:
Variations in specific genes involved in metabolizing oestrogen
The impact of high-risk gene variations can have
Intervention strategies if you have a high-risk genetic variation
Personal risk factors associated with Hormone replacement therapy, “Oral contraceptives, bio-identical supplementation and in vitro fertilization”
So Who should take this test?
The DNA Oestrogen genetic test is important for woman considering:
Oral contraceptives
HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
Bio-identical supplementation
As well as women who are: Considering in vitro fertilization
Women who have been diagnosed with: Oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
We use the DNA Oestrogen test results to prescribe personlise nutritional and lifestyle interventions in order to lower breast cancer risk in those woman with a high-risk genetic profiles.
To find out more about Nutrigenomics and the various DNA tests offered, click the links below:
DNA Health
DNA Diet
DNA Sport
To start on your journey to health, please contact Munchwize Registered Dietitians in Cape Town HERE
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Munchwize Dietitians are based in Claremont and at myUtopia by the waterfront, Cape Town, contact us HERE.