DayTwo’s clinical trials show that people need personalized dietary recommendations to effectively manage glycemic control

A study, conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science that appeared in Cell (Nov.19,2015), found after continuously monitored blood sugar levels in over a thousand people that the bodily response to all foods is highly individualized.

The Weizmann study, called the Personalized Nutrition Project, was led by Prof. Eran Segal of the Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Department and Dr. Eran Elinav of the Immunology Department. Segal said: “We chose to focus on blood glucose because elevated levels are a major risk factor for diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. The huge differences in the rise of blood glucose levels among different people who consumed identical meals highlights why personalized eating choices are more effective than generalized dietary advice to help people stay healthy.”

“There is no single best diet for humans because we are all too different.”

Weizmann Institute
Weizmann Institute

Findings:
  • High interpersonal variability in post-meal glucose observed in an 800-person cohort
  • Using biometric and microbiome data enables accurate glucose response prediction
  • Prediction is accurate and superior to common practice in an independent cohort
  • Short-term personalized dietary interventions successfully lower post-meal glucose

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic

Findings:
  • The study validated Weizmann Institute conclusions and showed considerable success in normalizing blood glucose levels of participants in short-term dietary interventions using model-based, personally tailored diets.
  • The research demonstrated significantly better performance of the DayTwo approach in predicting glycemic responses to food compared with models based only on food characteristics.
  • The study demonstrated that a tool generating personalized predictions considering a variety of an individual’s features can predict his or her individual glycemic response to diverse foods.
  • The tool empowers each person to accurately predict his or her glycemic response to specific foods, exceeding the accuracy of the calorie or carbohydrate content alone.

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