Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Hypertriglyceridaemia is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you have normal risk for Hypertriglyceridaemia.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Hypertriglyceridaemia.
Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Hypertriglyceridaemia
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Hypertriglyceridaemia.
Hypertriglyceridaemia 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 Hypertriglyceridaemia.
Having high blood sugar and diabetes increases the risk of developing high triglyceride levels.
Having high blood pressure increases the risk of developing high triglyceride levels.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing high triglyceride levels.
Smoking tobacco increases the risk of developing high triglyceride levels.
Lack of Exercise
Having a lack of exercise or leading a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of developing high triglyceride levels.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Aim to avoid or limit your alcohol intake, as alcohol consumption is one of the risk factors of high triglyceride levels.
- Avoid food with simple carbohydrates like fructose, as these increase triglyceride levels.
- Having a low fat diet (fat content is <30% of total daily caloric intake) could help in reducing triglyceride levels.
- If your triglyceride levels is more than 1000 mg/dL, a very low fat diet (<15% of daily caloric intake from fat) is strongly recommended.
- Start with 20-30 minutes of aerobic activity -- anything that gets your heart rate up. Do that for 5 days a week, and your overall cholesterol levels may drop while your good cholesterol will rise.
- Examples of aerobic activities are basketball, cycling, jumping rope, kickboxing, football.