Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren recently released a genetics dna test to combat Trump’s claim that she had falsely claimed Native American ancestry to help advance her career.
Carlos Bustamante, professor of genetic research at Stanford, used Warren’s DNA results in order to settle the dispute.
So what did the results say?
Dating back 6-10 generations on her mother’s side, Mitochondrial and DNA mutations in Warren’s genetic code were found to belong to 5 segments of Native American ancestry with high confidence.
Trump suggested he’d pledge one million dollars to a charity in Warren’s name if she were able to prove herself of Native American heritage. Whether Trump makes good on that word or not, the information Senator Warren received from her DNA test might prove even MORE valuable.
Why Senator Warren’s DNA Is Worth More Than A Million Dollars
Ancestry is an incredible puzzle that genetic testing can help piece together. What many of us do not realize is that the benefits of a DNA test go well beyond ancestry. Particularly when we consider the million data points (and counting) we can analyze through a person’s DNA results.
Whether it be understanding more information on what health risks we are more predisposed to, or what types of diet and exercise are most efficient for our body types – a deep dive into our genetic past can help predict better wellness for our future.
Some DNA Test reports can help improve your day to day…
– Milk digestion report – Substitute that dairy and save yourself the tummy aches
– Hair thickness report – Combat embarrassing hair loss early before its gone
– Earwax report – Don’t ruin date night with any pesky gold build-up
And some can save your life!!
– Trigylceride level reports (fat in your blood) help you to understand obesity and combat heart disease more effectively.
– Insulin resistance reports help you understand your body’s natural production (or lack thereof) of insulin in order to better regulate blood sugar levels
– Omega three absorption reports help you understand the role of Omega three fatty acids in your body and how they help boost cognitive functioning.
So if you’re planning to run for Commander in Chief in the 2020 presidential election, or if you just want to better enjoy your life from an overall wellness perspective, DNA testing can offer many benefits that money just can’t buy.
Dr. Obianuju Helen Okoye is an American Public Health Physician/Health Care Executive/Researcher/Entrepreneur with a Medical Degree (MD), an MBA in Healthcare Management, and a Masters in Epidemiology/Public Health) with vast experience in clinical medicine, public health, mental health, telemedicine, Market Access, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, coupled with an exceptional background in Health Care Administration and Clinical expertise. She has been featured on NBC News, Yahoo News, The Huffington Post, Tonic by VICE, She Knows, Massage Magazine, Carol Roth, among others. She is a contributing writer to Entrepreneur magazine and the Huffington Post, and has been a scientific writer for the renowned websites The Paleo Diet and AusMed.
Her background includes being a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Research Fellow, and State of Michigan HIV/AIDS Epidemiologist.
She has a plethora of clinical research experience and has presented at US and International Medical Conferences. Dr. Okoye has authored some publications, and is considered an expert on the Affordable Care Act.