Weight Management Mediterranean Diet Effectiveness

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Mediterranean Diet Effectiveness is

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Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

 Your genotype results indicate that the Mediterranean diet is highly effective for maintaining your health.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Mediterranean Diet Effectiveness.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: MLXIPL
Your Genotype: CG
What it means? More health benefits (lower triglyceride levels and risk of hypertriglyceridemia) from the Mediterranean diet
Genes: PPARG_exon4
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
Genes: TCF7L2_intron3.2
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
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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 Mediterranean Diet Effectiveness?

The Mediterranean diet is known to have many health benefits. Rich in monounsaturated (good) fats, it reduces risk of heart disease, increases good cholesterol, and delays cognitive decline. It is also associated with longevity.

People with genetic variations in the ADIPOQ gene benefit greatly from the Mediterranean diet, which also helps to facilitate fat loss and improves metabolic health.

How It Affects Your Body

The Mediterranean diet has many health benefits as it can effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and overall mortality. Since it is rich in plant-based foods and unsaturated fats, it is said to be an ideal dietary model for the heart. It also helps to minimise risk of clogged blood arteries that commonly happen due to accumulation of unhealthy fats, which may lead to heart attack or stroke as the heart would need to pump harder to deliver blood throughout the body. In a study by Hardman et al. (2016), the Mediterranean diet has also been proven to be beneficial for brain health by reducing the risk of cognitive decline (thinking and memory abilities).

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Consume dairy products such as milk, yoghurt and cheese in moderation.
  2. Maintain a low to moderate consumption of red meat and poultry which contains no fibre and few antioxidants.
  3. Consumption of wine is an optional consideration.
  4. Incorporate various plant-based foods in your diet (eg. fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, nuts, seeds, and olives, rice, pasta, potatoes, bread without butter or margarine, and garlic, onions, and herbs as condiments) as they provide all essential vitamins and minerals, fibres, and other health-promoting elements.
  5. Use olive oil as the main source of fat because it contains a large proportion of monounsaturated fat and is a source of vitamin E. Olive oil helps to facilitate the typical consumption of large amounts of vegetables and legumes by enhancing the taste and energy density.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Regular physical activity should be part of your health regime to maintain overall health.

Result Explanation Recommendations:

  1. Consult a physician prior to switching to a low-fat high-protein diet.
  2. Steaming, stewing, boiling, poaching, baking instead of pan-frying or deep-frying.
  3. Opt to trim off visible fat from meats before cooking them.
  4. Reduce the amount of sauces and gravies in the dishes.

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