Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Gout is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you have normal risk for Gout.
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.
Having excessive alcohol use increases the risk of developing gout.
Being overweight and obese increases the risk of developing gout.
Having a diet high in certain high-purine foods increases the risk of developing gout.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Folate intake and coffee consumption can reduce the risk of gout.
- Having high consumption of meat, seafood, food high in fructose (sugar) and sweetened soft drink can increase the risk of gout.
- Look into avoiding/reducing food with high levels of purines (which will be broken down and contribute to high levels of uric acid). Some examples of high purine food are meat (liver and kidney) and seafood (anchovies and sardine).
- Consumption of vegetables and low-fat or non-fat dairy products may help to reduce the frequency of flareups in gout.
- Reducing alcohol consumption can help reduce the risk of developing gout.