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.