Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Gout is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you have a typical risk for gout. You are recommended to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Gout.
Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Gout
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Gout.
Gout 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 Gout.
High alcohol consumption has been associated with increased gout risk. This could be due to reduced and impaired purine metabolism, and excretion.
Overweight and obese individuals have been found to be at higher risk of developing gout.
A high intake of purine-rich food such as seafood has been shown to increase gout risk. This is due to the increased intake and circulation of purines in the blood.
Gout has been found to be heritable due to various genetic factors that affect purine metabolism and excretion.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Avoid high consumption of meat, seafood, food high in fructose (sugar), and sweetened soft drinks as they can increase the risk of gout.
- Avoid or reduce consumption of food with high levels of purines. Some examples of high purine food are meat (liver and kidney) and seafood (anchovies and sardine).
- Reducing alcohol consumption can help reduce the risk of developing gout.
Result Explanation Recommendations:
- Do more physical activity as the body will respond by up-regulating glucose control.
- Incorporate 30 - 45 minutes of resistance training at least 3 times a week. Some examples are weightlifting, swimming, and bodyweight exercises.
- Incorporate 20 - 40 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercises at least 5 times a week. Some examples are running, cycling, and competitive sports.
- Consult a physical trainer to ensure proper training technique and intensity is achieved.