Login | Register

Health GPS

Food and Exercise (Slides)

GB Health and Nutrition Monitor - Understand Your Health Indicators

Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI defines fitness of a person. Overweight and obesity increase risk of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. The most common causes of obesity are excessive food energy intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic conditions. [learn more]

Normal 18.5-24.9 kg/m2
Overweight 25-29.9 kg/m2
Obesity 30 kg/m2 or more
Calculate your BMI

Genetic condition: Obesity | Gene-diet-disease: Obesity

Fasting Glucose

Fasting glucose is an indicator of diabetes. Diabetes is disease when fasting glucose level is equal to or greater than 126 mg/dL. Over the years, high blood glucose can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, nerve problems, gum infections, and amputation. The most common causes of diabetes are genetic condition, high blood triglyceride (fat) level, overweight or obese, and sedentary lifestyle. [learn more]

Normal Less than 100 mg/dL
Pre-diabetes 100-125 mg/dL
Diabetes 126 mg/dL or higher

Genetic condition: Diabetes | Gene-diet-disease: PPARs and Energy Metabolism

Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a dangerous condition that can lead to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, or kidney disease. Fortunately, there are certain things you can do to help reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. Hypertension is greatly influenced by genetic condition, diet and lifestyle. [learn more]

Normal Less than 120 / 80 mmHg
Pre-Hypertension 120-139 / 80-89 mmHg
Stage 1 high blood pressure 140-159 / 90-99 mmHg
Stage 2 high blood pressure 160 / 100 mmHg or higher

Genetic condition: Hypertension | Gene-diet-disease: ACE and Blood Pressure

Lipid Panel

Total Cholesterol

Too much total cholesterol leads to coronary artery disease. Human blood cholesterol level is mainly determined by the interaction between your diet (animal products) and your genetic makeup. [learn more]

Desirable Less than 200 mg/dL
Borderline high 200-239 mg/dL
High 240 mg/dL or higher

Genetic condition: Coronary artery disease | Gene-diet-disease: Apo E and Cholesterol

LDL Cholesterol (bad)

High levels are linked to an increased risk of heart and blood vessel disease, including coronary artery disease, heart attack and death. [learn more]

Desirable Less than 129 mg/dL
Borderline high 130-159 mg/dL
High 160 -189 mg/dL
Very High 190 mg/dL or higher

Genetic condition: Hypercholesterolemia | Gene-diet-disease: Apo E and Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol (good)

High levels linked to a reduced risk of heart and blood vessel disease. The higher your HDL level, the better. [learn more]

Low Less than 40 mg/dL for men or 50 mg/dL for women
Average 40-50 mg/dL for men and 50-59 mg/dL for women
Desirable 60 mg/dL or higher for both men and women

Genetic condition: Hypoalphalipoproteinemia | Gene-diet-disease (ABCA1)

TG (Triglycerides)

High levels of TG increase the risk for heart and blood vessel disease. Blood TG level is mainly determined by your diet (such as sugar, fat or alcohol) but can also be elevated by overweight, thyroid or liver disease and genetic conditions. [learn more]

Desirable Less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline high 150-199 mg/dL
High 200 - 499 mg/dL
Very High 499 mg/dL or higher

Genetic condition: Hypertriglyceridemia | Gene-diet-disease: APOA5 and Triglycerides

Copyrights (c) 2012 GB Lifesciences. All rights reserved.