HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight

Unlock the secret to achieving a healthy weight today with insights from your own genetic code.





Eliminate the guesswork for getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight is a scientifically-based weight- management test and program that identifies your unique genetic makeup and provides diet and exercise strategies specifically tailored to your genotype. Just take the simple at-home DNA test and within a few weeks you receive personalized nutrition and fitness recommendations that work best for your body. Get ready to take control of your health.


Kit Contents:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Cheek swabs for DNA collection
  • Postage-paid envelope for returning samples to the lab (U.S. customers only)

Results Back:

  • Just 3 weeks from receipt of samples at the lab


Available September 2017 in California and Massachusetts. Due to state regulations, currently not available in New York and Maryland.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight is a revolutionary DNA test and program that first examines your genetic markers (SNPs) that influence weight and then provides customized diet and exercise strategies for a healthier you. With the genetic testing technology and scientific understanding of the human genome available today, it is now possible to develop individually-tailored nutrition and fitness programs based on your unique DNA. Simply collect your DNA sample using the painless, easy-to-use cheek swabs included in your kit, send them to the lab, and within a few short weeks, results are posted to your secure online account.


  • Learn more about your genetic profile to achieve a healthy weight
  • Obtain nutrition and exercise recommendations tailored to you
  • Access to resources and tips to help you look your best

Test Results Include:

  • Detailed analysis of the genetic markers influencing your weight
  • Personalized recommendations for:
    • Foods to eat—the best foods to meet your caloric needs
    • Nutrients—Optimal nutrient needs and most effective supplements
    • Best exercises—Ideal exercises to achieve and maintain your healthiest weight
  • Easy-to-make, delicious recipes tailored to your body

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When you receive your DNA test results, we recommend reviewing them with your doctor to understand what, if any, lifestyle changes you should make to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. This test can supplement your knowledge of your body to help maintain optimal weight and make better lifestyle choices which may improve your overall health.

Before attempting any of the recommendations offered within your DNA report, you should consult with a physician (all categories), licensed professional trainer (exercise category), and/or a dietitian/nutritionist (food/nutrients categories). 

How It Works

How It Works

5 Easy Steps to Get your HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight Analysis + Report

  1. BUY KIT: Order your complete DNA test through our online store today or check for a store near you that carries the DNA collection kit
  2. REGISTER KIT: Go online to HomeDNA.com and register your kit’s barcode
  3. COLLECT DNA: Use the check swabs found in the kit to collect your DNA and mail the samples to our lab
  4. ANALYZE DNA: You will receive an email when your samples arrive at the lab and our scientific team will extract and process your DNA to analyze the genes
  5. RECEIVE REPORT: You will receive an email within 3 weeks that your personalized report has been uploaded to your secure online account and is ready for viewing

In addition to your customized report, you can access the online platform anytime, anywhere, to enjoy a comprehensive library of videos, articles, and recipes that are curated specifically for your genotype.


The Science Behind the Test


Genetic testing has moved into the mainstream and is the future of preventive health. In addition to the thousands of tests being offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers has progressed to the point of understanding the specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein, micronutrients, and more, and how specific genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities.


With the advanced genetic testing technology and scientific understanding of the human genome available today, it is now possible to develop individually-tailored nutrition and exercise programs that are based on and curated to your unique DNA. Only now has the cost of genetic testing come down to the point where it is feasible to use this technology for health management programs offered to the general public.


Programs tailored to an individual’s DNA have proven to be much more effective than generic programs. A recent study published by the European Society of Human Genetics found that dieters employing weight management programs tailored to the individual’s genome lost up to 33% more weight than those following standard, “one size fits all” weight loss programs. With the latest genomic technology, any health management program that does not take an individual’s genetic profile into account is simply guesswork.


The Research


Clinical studies and research on genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers have been rapidly increasing in quality and volume since the human genome was first mapped in 2003. As the testing technology improves and the cost of analyzing an individual’s DNA decreases, more research facilities and universities around the world are able to perform more studies with larger test subject groups, all leading to more being discovered about the connections between genetics and preventive health.


Dr. Mark Sarzynski, a top researcher in the field of exercise genomics, and his team review relevant published research, and update our solution protocols to include newly identified findings so HomeDNA customers have the soundest scientific basis for their weight management recommendations.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Our lab analyzes genetic markers (SNPS) that have been shown through external research to be related to various ways the human body processes food, nutrients and physical exercise.

Typical turnaround time for getting results is 2-4 weeks, once samples arrive at the lab. We will email you as soon as your report is ready.

No. There is no need to retake the HomeDNA Healthy Weight test as your genes will never change. In terms of testing DNA, your DNA is the same throughout your entire life. This is a once-in-a-lifetime investment that takes away the guesswork when it comes to dieting and exercise.

Your HomeDNA Healthy Weight report contains nutrition and exercise recommendations specific to your genetic test results (i.e., your DNA). The nutrition information discusses in easy language how much protein, carbohydrates and fat you should consume daily, which nutrients for which you may be at risk of deficiency, and which foods are good sources of those nutrients. You will learn how your body responds to fat, protein and carbohydrate intake in relation to how you use them for energy, and thus, how best to eat in order to lose body fat.

Your HomeDNA Healthy Weight report also indicates how likely you are to use fat for energy during different types of exercise. It will give you specific information about exercises that are best aligned with your genetic test results: which types, at what intensity, for how long, and how often.

In addition to the HomeDNA Healthy Weight report, you also have access to genotype-specific content within our secure web portal.  Hundreds of videos, recipes and articles are prioritized for you based on your genotype are available to you at any time.

No. HomeDNA Healthy Weight focuses solely on those genes that are related to the body’s ability to process food, nutrients and physical exercise. Any DNA test performed to detect predictors for disease should be interpreted by a physician or a certified genetic counselor.

We have laboratory protocols that ensure very high accuracy, and so you can be sure your test has been processed correctly.

Your genes play a big role in your body composition but it’s also important to realize lifestyle and diet play a significant role as well. 

HomeDNA Healthy Weight values the trust you place in us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to retain data accuracy, and to ensure the use of the information, we use a range of technical, physical and administrative, HIPAA-compliant, measures to protect the information we collect about our members. And your information will never be sold.  View our privacy policy for more information.

About This Brand

About This Brand

HomeDNA™ empowers you with valuable information contained in your own DNA. This targeted selection of easy, at-home genetic tests will help you make better health and wellness choices and provide important answers about family relationships both past and present. Brought to you by DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), this innovative product line includes:

  • HomeDNA™ Ancestry Analysis + Report
  • Home DNA™ Healthy Weight Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA™ Paternity Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA™ Skin Care Analysis + Report

Established in 1995, DDC was founded on the belief that technological advancements in DNA testing should translate to services that are accessible and affordable to everyone. We have built an international reputation based on our commitment to reliability, innovation, and value by offering DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, animal breeders and veterinarians, and now wellness-inspired consumers. DDC's laboratory in Fairfield, Ohio is nationally and internationally recognized through multiple accreditations. 

As an industry leader in DNA testing we offer:

  • A fully-accredited laboratory with state-of-the-art technology and robotics to ensure accuracy
  • A large team of expert PhDs to conduct results screening, testing, and research
  • A secured facility with established screening protocols to guarantee privacy and security

For 22 years, we have earned the trust of our customers by carefully handling over 10 million DNA samples. Your sensitive DNA test results always remain confidential, and we will not sell your personal data to third parties. DDC is the DNA testing laboratory trusted around the world.

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