A gene for blood triglyceride levels

The APOA5 gene codes for the APOA5 molecule. This molecule plays an important role in regulating blood triglyceride levels. FitnessGenes test for a variation of the APOA5 gene which affect levels of the APOA5 molecule in the blood and suggest some dietary choices to control blood triglyceride levels.

Your FitnessGenes result tells you whether you carry none, one or two versions of a particular gene variant that has been associated with higher levels of triglycerides in the blood when eating a particular diet. This gene is connected to the levels of APOA5 in the bloodstream. Those with lower levels of the APOA5 molecule have an increased risk of high triglyceride levels in the bloodstream when consuming a high polyunsaturated fat diet. This has been confirmed by several research studies.

You can find more information about the APOA5 gene in our member area at member.fitnessgenes.com where you can also find your results and what this means for you after your DNA has been analyzed by us. Head over to the shop to order your Fitnessgenes DNA analysis and genetic training system


We have fully reviewed the impact of this gene and the genetic variant we analyse as part of our scientific research process. You can access the full citation list on all studies reviewed here.

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