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.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).