"Metabolic syndrome" is a collective term for multiple high-risk pathogenic factors.
Factors include central obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, high cholesterol level, high blood
pressure and high blood sugar level. People with "metabolic syndrome" are three
times to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease or diabetes than the
other healthy individuals.
Central obesity is a metabolic syndrome that Hong Kong people are most concerned
about. Obesity is a state of the body that has accumulated too much body fat and has
a negative impact on health, which may lead to shortened life spans and various health
problems. For example, obesity increases the chances of developing fatty liver, high
blood pressure, high blood fat, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, partial cancer,
degenerative arthritis and other diseases.
Recent scientific research has also pointed out that the gut microbiota is related to
metabolic syndrome/obesity. Some bacteria may lead to obesity, while some
decrease the risk of obesity. For instances, Akkermansia muciniphila (Akk) can
reverse obesity which was caused by high-fat diet and reduce the concentration of
harmful bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the blood. Moreover, this kind of
bacteria could reduce the risk of insulin resistance and its associated cardiac
metabolic complications. The lack of this kind of bacteria may increase the risk of
obesity. Therefore, understanding the bacteria that may lead to obesity in your gut
through qPCR DNA testing will help you conduct the weight control and maintain
a healthier body shape.
On the other hand, this panel also quantitatively detects six different probiotic species.
Probiotics can promote our intestinal micro-ecological balance, inhibit the growth of
pathogenic bacteria, enhance intestinal barrier function, improve immunity and
synthesize various nutrients.
Suitable for individuals aged 3 or above, who have obesity or metabolic syndromes or
are concerned about gut health
Disclaimer: This test is for reference only but not for clinical diagnosis. It is necessary to consult the medical