Weight Management Effect Of Protein Intake On Weight Control

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Effect Of Protein Intake On Weight Control is

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What does this mean?

 Your genotype indicates that a high protein diet may be beneficial for weight loss, improvement of body composition and fat distribution. Studies showed that people with your genotype lost more weight with moderate-to-high protein diet (greater than 25% of total daily calories), compared to a lower protein diet (15% of total daily calories). The upper limit for protein intake is no more than 35% of total calories.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Effect Of Protein Intake On Weight Control.

These are the genes tested for Effect Of Protein Intake On Weight Control:

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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 Effect Of Protein Intake On Weight Control?

Obesity is increasingly becoming a worldwide health concern. Weight gain can be caused by several factors such as diet, lifestyle, genetics, health conditions, and so on. Nonetheless, diet plays one of the most important roles in weight management. Various studies have shown that high-protein diets are effective for body weight loss. Protein is one of the major building blocks of body tissue and an essential nutrient for growth. Examples of proteins include enzymes, hormones, and antibodies, which are required for the body’s structure and proper function. Many literatures have consistently reported the effect of dietary proteins in reducing body fat stores. Generally, protein also induces a greater satiety effect (feeling of fullness) as compared to carbohydrates and fats, thus controlling overall appetite and food intake. However, the effects of dietary protein on weight management may vary across individuals due to genetics or environmental factors including lifestyle, age, race, and socioeconomic background.

How It Affects Your Body

In relation to obesity, one of the key genes that has been extensively studied is the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene. Studies have also suggested that dietary intake of proteins is linked to the activity of the gene. When the FTO gene is activated, it helps to regulate food intake and energy balance, thus improving body composition and fat distribution. Studies have shown that an individual who carries the FTO gene variant is likely to have beneficial effects of weight loss under high-protein diet, as compared to non-carriers.

How may it affect your body

In relation to obesity, one of the key genes that has been extensively studied is the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene. Studies have also suggested that dietary intake of proteins is linked to the activity of the gene. When the FTO gene is activated, it helps to regulate food intake and energy balance, thus improving body composition and fat distribution. Studies have shown that an individual who carries the FTO gene variant is likely to have beneficial effects of weight loss under high-protein diet, as compared to non-carriers.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. The dietary reference intake is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. For example, if you weigh 70 kg, it is recommended that you eat around 56 g of protein per day.
  2. Examples of food containing protein includes seafood, meat, eggs, legumes (ie. beans, peas, soy products, etc), nuts, and seeds.
  3. Opt for lean cuts of meat and poultry.

Exercise Recommendations:

  1. Resistance training done in combination with high protein diets are shown to have additive effects to weight loss. Tools used for resistance training (e.g. dumbbells, sand bags, medicine balls, resistance bands, etc) can facilitate muscle strengthening and weight loss.

Result Explanation Recommendations:

  1. Avoid sedentary lifestyles and reduce screen time (i.e. television, electronic games) that may result in poor snacking behaviour.
  2. Before going to work or school, try to prepare homemade healthy snacks to control the portion and type of snack (fruits, wholegrain crackers). This makes a better alternative rather than eating unhealthy snacks like potato chips and cookies.

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