Weight Management Fat Sensitivity

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


What does this mean?

Likely to have normal fat sensitivity Your genotype results indicate that you have a low fat sensitivity and low risk for higher BMI. Maintain your current diet and monitor your dietary fat intake.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

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

Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: PPARG_exon4
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Likely to have typical fat metabolism
Genes: APOA2
Your Genotype: TT
What it means? Less likely to have increased BMI with higher-fat dairy food intake


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 Fat Sensitivity?

Fat is one of the major macronutrients, along with proteins and carbohydrates. Fat serves as a source of energy, acts as an insulation to regulate body temperature, promotes healthy cell functions and helps in vitamin absorption.

In a broad sense, fat can be categorized into two types: saturated fat and unsaturated fat. Examples of food containing unsaturated fats are avocados, olives, peanut butter, vegetable oil like sunflower, corn, or canola, fatty fish like salmon and mackerel. Food with high proportion of saturated fat include cheese, butter, pizza, sausage, red meat, dairy products and some vegetable products, such as palm kernel oil and coconut oil.

High intake of saturated fat has always been associated with weight gain and increased BMI. Variants in several genes involved in fat metabolism are reported to have impact on our sensitivity and response to fat intake, which eventually affect the weight and BMI.

How It Affects Your Body

High fat sensitivity is often associated with excessive fat intake and low fat metabolism. These negatively affect your body by increasing the risk of developing obesity.

Research has shown that obesity is linked to other health complications such as diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, and cancer.


Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Limit your intake of foods high in fat. According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the overall recommendation of fat intake in adults should be within a range of 25-30% of total calories, with less than 10% of the total energy intake from saturated fats.
  2. Choose healthy fats by eating a variety of foods that have higher amounts of unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats. For example, nuts, seeds, avocado, and fatty fish like salmon, sardine, tuna and mackerel. Reduce your intake of foods with high proportions of saturated fat such as cheese, butter, whipped creams, fried foods, pizza, sausage, and processed or red meat.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Studies have found that stress slows down fat metabolism, resulting in accumulation of fat in the body. It is advisable to resolve stressful situations and strive for a more balanced life. Stress reliever methods include meditation, exercises, getting enough sleep, yoga, and connections with loved ones.
  2. Avoid smoking. Research has shown that tobacco smoking has a negative effect on fat metabolism as it increases insulin resistance (higher risk of getting diabetes) and tissue lipotoxicity (fat accumulation in tissues).

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