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This post lists biological factors that can be tested in some form or another.

Testing accuracy will vary based on the type of test being done.

In general, direct blood results are the most accurate, then metabolites (in urine) and then genes.

If you’re struggling with weight issues, you want to check out which factors might be your weak links.  With enough information, you can start putting some pieces of the puzzles together and Self Hack to a better life.

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You needn’t take all of these tests, but the more you take, the more insights you will learn about yourself.

133 Different Mechanisms for Weight Modulation

See the following posts, which have the 133 different mechanisms:

Also, read: 

Pro Weight Gain

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Blood Tests

You can take blood tests for these, which is better than looking at your genes for these.

Can Only Test on 23andme/SelfDecode

There are genes related to these.  You can take the 23andme test and plug the results into SelfDecode.  I’m adding SNPs frequently, so keep checking back if you already purchased a subscription.

Pro Weight Loss

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Blood Tests

You can take blood tests for these, which is better than looking at your genes for these.

Can Only Test on 23andme/SelfDecode

There are genes related to these.  You can take the 23andme test and plug the results into SelfDecode.

Mixed Effects

Blood/Urine Tests

  • DHEA might have gender specific effects – men lose and women gain weight (R).
  • Serotonin has tissue-specific effects – it causes weight gain in the body but weight loss in the hypothalamus (R).

Can Only Test on 23andme/SelfDecode

  • LXR has mixed effects on weight (R).

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