Weight Management Carbohydrate Sensitivity

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Carbohydrate Sensitivity is


What does this mean?

Likely to have a low carbohydrate sensitivity Your genotypes indicate that you have a lower tendency to be insulin resistant. Your body is likely to have a lower insulin response, and thus you are likely not carbohydrate-sensitive.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

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

Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: FABP2
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
Genes: ADRB2_exon1.2
Your Genotype: CG
What it means? Less likely to be insulin resistant than individuals with CC genotype


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 Carbohydrate Sensitivity?

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients in the human diet, along with protein and fat. Carbohydrate-rich foods are an essential component of the diet, providing the glucose that is continuously required by the nervous system and some other cells and tissues in the body for normal function. There are simple and complex carbohydrates which simple carbohydrates are sugars, they provide a rapid source of energy, but the consumer soon feels hungry. Examples of simple carbohydrates include white bread, carbonated beverages, corn syrup, fruit juice and honey. Complex carbohydrates on the other hand, consist of long chains of sugar molecules, they tend to fill you up for longer, and they are considered more healthful, as they contain more vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Examples of complex carbohydrates include apples, vegetables, unrefined whole grains and brown rice. Our body releases insulin when we consume carbohydrates, which regulates the glucose level in our blood by promoting glucose uptake into cells and the synthesis of glycogen, lipid and protein. Carbohydrate-sensitive individuals have been found to have higher levels of glucose and insulin after adopting diets with moderate and high intakes (18% or 33% of total caloric intake) of sucrose (refined sugar). This effect is commonly caused by a pathological condition called insulin resistant, in which cells fail to respond normally (reduce blood glucose level) to the hormone insulin. The body then releases more insulin, resulting in an increased level of insulin.

How it may affect your body?

Consuming carbohydrate-containing foods such as wholegrains, legumes, vegetables and whole fruits are recognized to be able to reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Higher intake of oat bran and isolated β-glucans leads to lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol ang triacylglycerol concentration and lower blood pressure However if your diet includes carbohydrate-containing foods such as excess sugar-sweetened beverage, it is associated with greater risk of developing type-2 diabetes mellitus, weight gain and higher body mass index

Symptoms to watch out for

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Take note of the amount and the type of carbohydrate you consume.
  2. The dietary guidelines recommend that carbohydrates provide 45 to 65 % of your daily calorie intake. So if you eat a 2000-calorie diet, you should aim for about 225 to 325 grams of carbohydrates per day.
  3. Sources of complex carbohydrates (unprocessed whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes) are preferable to simple carbohydrates (e.g. white breads, sodas, pastries, and other highly processed foods) as complex carbohydrates often also provide necessary vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Increased levels of daily physical activity help to maintain general health.

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