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Anil Kumar, PhD | Last updated: Oct 8, 2019 Direct-to-consumer health testing is putting patients at the center of healthcare. As the decision making power moves to the consumer, it allows better engagement to reduce cost while effectively using the limited healthcare resources. In that regard, genetic tests provide insights into pre-disposition to certain diseases, e.g., cardiovascular disease or Alzheimer's disease. This

Anil Kumar, PhD and Claire Sykes | Last updated: Feb 25, 2019 It’s silent—and it’s a major killer. In 2015, cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused 31% of deaths (17.7 million) worldwide, as estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO). Recent studies show that many of those deaths are attributed, in part, to Vitamin D deficiency. A Vitamin D blood test and clinical measurement of blood-vessel

Anil Kumar, PhD | Last updated: Nov 28, 2018  Introduction C-reactive protein (CRP) is a commonly used marker of inflammation. The liver raises CRP levels in response to inflammation in the body. High levels of inflammation can be caused by injuries, bacterial or viral infections. Chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus also increase C-reactive protein levels. Low levels are generally associated with