Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training (NEPT)
February 8th, 2015
Fats and Genetics
Are you tired of the diet dogma wars? We’ll be doing our “Food Religions” Module soon, and I will go into each diet in depth and help you to customize your clients’ diets based on sound science and clinical experience.
For example, if your client (or you!) have the APO 3,4 or 4,4 variation, saturated animal fats are damaging. People with these variations NEED to be vegetarian, or pretty close to it. If you have the APOA2 C variant, saturated fats WILL make you fat whereas if you have the APOA2 T variant, saturated fat WILL NOT make you fat.
So before prejudging whether a high or low fat diet is best, be sure to consider genetics.