Aging in humans is associated with a greatly increased incidence of a number of degenerative diseases including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic diseases. Preventing or delaying the pathogenesis of these chronic diseases is an essential strategy to promote healthy aging. Both aging and chronic diseases are highly associated with increased metabolic and oxidative stress, low-grade inflammation, and accumulated DNA mutations.
Many phytochemicals have been well studied for their abilities to prevent or treat chronic diseases. Stong scientific reports have studied the actions of phytochemicals in prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, as well as neurological dysfunctions.
Anti-aging laboratory medicine is becoming much more standardized. CMID focuses on the measurements of the inflammatory mediators (Cytokines).
CMID offers an assessment of cytokines and leukotriene levels, in order to evaluate inflammatory pathways that are age related.
The cytokine array/panel measurements can be performed using a very small blood sample as a screening diagnostic tool. The common tests in this area are for IL-1 (interleukin-1), IL-6, IL-10, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), in addition to other inflammatory mediators.
Cytokines are a group of proteins responsible for cell signalling and are involved in the immunology and pathophysiology of RA. The two main pro-inflammatory cytokines involved are IL-1and TFNa, while IL-4 and IL-10 have shown potential immunomodualtors via the inhibition of Th1 cell activity by suppressing IFN-γ.
An initial diagnosis for RA can be made based on the presence of these cytokines in the blood.
Ask your doctor about the Biomarker testing. The biomarker's testing as preventive medicine: a new approach to stay healthy. Biomarkers are useful for:
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