Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Fat Taste Perception is
What does this mean?
Your genotype indicates that you have typical sensitivity to fat taste. Sensitivity to fat taste may affect one's eating habits, and high fat intake may lead to health issues.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Fat Taste Perception.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Be mindful of your intake of fatty foods to maintain a healthy diet. According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, it is recommended that the dietary fat intake of healthy adults should be within a range of 25-30% of the total calories daily.
- Avoid or limit your intake of fast foods, cakes, whipped creams, processed foods and salad dressings which are high in fat content.
- Record and keep track of the amount of fats that you consume daily to avoid fat overconsumption.
- Develop a habit of reading food labels to understand the content of the food. This helps to cultivate a responsible eating lifestyle.
- Instead of frying, opt for healthier cooking styles such as steam, bake, stew or poach to reduce the usage of cooking oils. Frying in fat also contributes to crispiness or crunchiness in pastries, cookies and cakes, thus increasing their palatability.
- Do regular health check ups to identify any risk of developing diseases like atherosclerosis, heart attack, and fatty liver disease.
- Regularly exercise (eg. jogging and running) to boost your metabolism and burn fat quickly.
Result Explanation Recommendations:
- Include physical exercises in your daily routine (e.g. jogging, running, cycling) to burn fats. This also helps to prevent excess fat storage, especially around the waist, thighs, and abdomen.
- Persistent exercising has also shown results on controlling weight, lowering risk of heart diseases, as well as promoting emotional stability and productivity.
- Join a sports club or sign up for a gym membership to keep yourself committed to exercising regularly.