Genetic Testing For Prevention And Wellness

15/08/2023, Palazzo Fiuggi

Genetic tests are an increasingly important resource for the prevention and treatment of diseases and more. These tests analyse a person's DNA to identify any genetic variants that may increase the risk of developing certain diseases. In this article Palazzo Fiuggi will explore the importance of genetic tests for disease prevention and their role in nutrigenomics and pharmacogenetics.

A scientist analysing a DNA test

Genetic Testing For Disease Prevention 

Disease prevention is a hot topic, and genetic testing can play an important role. For example, genetic testing can identify the risk of developing diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, and many others. This allows physicians to take a more targeted approach to prevention and start treatments early.  

 Another way genetic testing can help in disease prevention is through cardiovascular disease risk assessment. Knowing one's risk for cardiovascular disease can enable people to make lifestyle changes and take preventive measures, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise.

The Palazzo Fiuggi SPG Project

Palazzo Fiuggi wants to offer its guests the potential for scientificity of the evaluative approach given by genetic testing, along with pathways aimed at the health and well-being of the body and the individual as a whole.  

Thus was born the SPG project of Palazzo Fiuggi, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Medical Genetics of the Department of Biomedicine and Prevention (Faculty of Medicine and Surgery University of Rome "Tor Vergata"), and with the Policlinico Tor Vergata, of Rome.

This type of analysis, of the highest scientific and technological value, has medico-legal implications on privacy, and therefore Palazzo Fiuggi wants to guarantee its guests the utmost confidentiality of data with a solid institutional collaboration.

 Another strong point, is that the guest is followed step by step, from the taking of the salivary sample to the clinical evaluation of the results and report so that there is always a medical supervision that can assist the guest and any of his or her doubts.

Purpose Of Genetic Testing In The Palazzo Fiuggi SPG Project

The activity, aimed at analysing the complete genome, will focus on individual aspects that encompass all the needs of the guest: relative and integrated genetic risk based on familial analysis;

  • Pharmacogenetics, a branch of molecular biology aimed at assessing individual reactions to certain drugs;
  • Individual well-being, which is the complex of individual behaviours aimed at ensuring the dynamic balance between oneself and the environment in relation to the so-called "biological age."
  • Nutrigenomics, combining genetic research with personalised diets.
  • Ancestral DNA, allowing one to know where one comes from.

Genetics Testing For Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics is the study of the interaction between a person's diet and DNA. Genetic testing can be used to identify genetic variants that affect a person's ability to absorb and use nutrients. This allows physicians and nutritionists to take a personalised approach to diet and recommend a diet suited to individual needs. For example, genetic testing can identify people who are more likely to develop food intolerances or digestive problems. This allows them to avoid certain foods or adopt a specific diet to alleviate symptoms. 

Two men analysing samples of different foods under a microscope

Genetic Testing For Pharmacogenetics  

Pharmacogenetics is the study of the interaction between drugs and a person's DNA. Genetic testing can be used to identify genetic variants that affect a person's response to drugs. This allows physicians to prescribe drugs that are more effective and less likely to cause side effects. For example, genetic testing can identify people who are more likely to have a negative response to certain drugs. This allows doctors to prescribe an alternative drug or adjust the dose to avoid side effects.  

In Conclusion

At Palazzo Fiuggi, the GSP pathway for genetic testing evaluation consists of different phases: pre-test genetic counselling preliminary medical examination for physio-pathological framing if necessary; salivary sampling; DNA analysis; report delivery and post-test genetic counselling. In summary, genetic testing can play an important role in disease prevention, nutrigenomics, and pharmacogenetics. Knowing your DNA can enable you to take a personalised approach to disease prevention and treatment, improving your overall health and well-being.

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