Health Risks Adiponectin Levels

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Adiponectin Levels is

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What does this mean?

 Your genotypes are associated with typical adiponectin levels.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Adiponectin Levels.

These are the genes tested for Adiponectin Levels:

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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Adiponectin Levels?

Adiponectin is a hormone present mainly in adipose (fat) tissues. It plays an important role in the regulation of glucose level, which is affected by the body’s response towards insulin and inflammatory factors. Adiponectin also regulates the breakdown of fatty acid, which essentially contributes to fat burning. Concentrations of adiponectin are determined primarily by genetic factors, nutrition, and exercise. Low levels of adiponectin can be associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease.

How It Affects Your Body: Low Levels

Obese people tend to have a low level of adiponectin, which increases the risk of developing heart attack. Low level of adiponectin is associated with metabolic syndrome which includes heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high body fat percentage, and high cholesterol. Research has shown that people who have difficulties in paying attention have low levels of adiponectin. Additionally, a recent study by Mizuno et al. (2019) has also shown an association between a low level of adiponectin and pancreatic cancer in obese people.

How It Affects Your Body: High Levels

It?s found that a high level of adiponectin significantly minimises the risk of heart attack by regulating blood pressure levels. Research has shown that people with a high level of adiponectin have lesser fat deposition in their abdominal area as compared to people with moderate to low adiponectin levels.

How may it affect your body ( Low )

Obese people tend to have a low level of adiponectin, which increases the risk of developing heart attack. Low level of adiponectin is associated with metabolic syndrome which includes heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high body fat percentage, and high cholesterol. Research has shown that people who have difficulties in paying attention have low levels of adiponectin. Additionally, a recent study by Mizuno et al. (2019) has also shown an association between a low level of adiponectin and pancreatic cancer in obese people.

How may it affect your body ( High )

It’s found that a high level of adiponectin significantly minimises the risk of heart attack by regulating blood pressure levels. Research has shown that people with a high level of adiponectin have lesser fat deposition in their abdominal area as compared to people with moderate to low adiponectin levels.

Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Adiponectin levels

Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Adiponectin Levels.
Adiponectin Levels is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of Adiponectin Levels.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Consuming a healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, plays an important role in improving adiponectin levels.
  2. It is advisable to follow the Mediterranean diet to increase the adiponectin level which includes: vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, nuts, white meat, healthy fat, and little to no red meat, butter, or sugar.

Supplement Recommendations:

  1. Berberine has shown to be useful increasing the adiponectin level in the body, which provides control to blood glucose and lipid lowering effect.
  2. Omega-3 fatty acids increase adiponectin levels in the body, which helps to reduce the risk of obesity and other heart-related diseases.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Reduce consumption of oil and fatty food such as fried chicken, nasi lemak, roti canai.
  2. Be sure to maintain a healthy weight as people with obesity have increased risks for lower adiponectin levels.
  3. If you?e overweight, it is advised that you should reduce your weight as it may also lead to many health risks.
  4. Maintain good health by regularly exercising, at least 3 times a week.
  5. Avoid / reduce smoking as smokers have increased risks for lower adiponectin levels.

Exercise Recommendations:

  1. Regular exercise routine can help increase adiponectin levels in the body to reduce risk of obesity and heart-related disease.
  2. Exercising at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activities (eg. brisk walking, gardening, ballroom dancing, jogging, etc) or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercises (eg. sprinting, swimming, cycling, hiking, etc) every week.
  3. Getting yourself involved in sports interest groups or working out with friends can keep you accountable for exercising regularly.
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