Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for C-Reactive Protein is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes are associated with low C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with C-Reactive Protein.
These are the genes tested for C-Reactive Protein:
Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing C-reactive protein
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for C-Reactive Protein.
C-Reactive Protein is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of C-Reactive Protein.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Adhere to the Mediterranean-style diet by increasing daily consumption of wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and olive oil.
- Omega-3 foods such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, walnuts, flaxseed oil and canola oil show great anti-inflammatory properties which are beneficial to reduce the elevated C-reactive protein in the body.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle by ensuring adequate physical activity, practice moderate alcohol use, and do not smoke.
- Maintaining a healthy weight can control CRP levels, which can reduce the risk of inflammation.
- Go on 30 to 40-minute walks everyday to improve body and cardiovascular health.