Health Risks C-Reactive Protein

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for C-Reactive Protein is

Low
Low
Normal
High

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:

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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is C-Reactive Protein?

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein that is produced by the liver. When the production of CRP increases, it indicates that inflammation is taking place in the body. CRP acts as a highly sensitive and accurate biomarker that reflects the intensity of an on-going inflammation. High CRP levels can also mean that there is inflammation in the arteries of the heart. This signifies a higher risk of heart attack or could also reflect distressed or injured cells rather than an inflammatory response.

How It Affects Your Body

In healthy individuals, CRP level will be low, thus indicating that there is no inflammation in the body. In contrast, during inflammation, c-reactive protein level will rise in your blood. For instance, when you have a high LDL level (bad cholesterol) in your blood, the LDL molecules stick on the walls of blood vessels, which causes damage and results in inflammation. Therefore, CRP tests can also be used as an indicator for cardiovascular diseases, lumpus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Signs and Symptoms: Severe

Signs and Symptoms: Moderate

Signs and Symptoms ( Severe )

Signs and Symptoms ( Moderate )

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

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Adhere to the Mediterranean-style diet by increasing daily consumption of wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and olive oil.
  2. 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.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by ensuring adequate physical activity, practice moderate alcohol use, and do not smoke.
  2. Maintaining a healthy weight can control CRP levels, which can reduce the risk of inflammation.

Exercise Recommendations:

  1. Go on 30 to 40-minute walks everyday to improve body and cardiovascular health.
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