Nutrisystem, Inc. Launches New Genetics-Based Program

We’re proud to announce that Nutrisystem®, a leading provider of health and wellness weight management programs has announced the release of their new program DNA Body Blueprint™. The new program will utilize DNA testing developed by Genetic Direction to provide personalized plans that target nutrition, eating behaviors and metabolism based on an individual’s genetic makeup.

In a press release yesterday, Nutrisystem® announced the release of the new product after years of following the role of DNA testing in the world of health and fitness. Dr. Tim Church, Medical Director of Genetic Direction and one of the country’s leading physicians in public health, exercise and obesity research stated, “We’ve worked for many years to refine the science behind DNA testing as it relates to health and wellness. We now have a product that can make a difference in peoples’ lives and by working with Nutrisystem®, together we can raise broad awareness and prompt mainstream adoption.” Nutrisystem® has been developing a genetics-based plan for years now and is pleased that the field has finally reached a stage in which the science behind the program can be performed safely and accurately. Nutrisystem® will be utilizing AKESOgen, a global genetic testing lab, via Genetic Direction in order to provide DNA results and data in the most secure way possible.

You can read more about DNA Body Blueprint™ in the Nutrisystem® press release.