A start up that predicts lifestyle diseases

They’re usually progressive, chronic and have a ‘fatal’ ring to them. Yet, health issues classified as ‘lifestyle diseases’ are on the rise and there’s little we can do about that. Or can we?

A start-up named XCODE claims it has the answer to this life-altering question. This Chennai-based company, founded by Dr Saleem Mohammed, uses state-of-the-art rapid genetic testing and analysis to diagnose an individual’s tendency to an array of lifestyle diseases. All you have to do is provide a saliva sample for DNA analysis, which uses genetic markers to reveal your disease risks. “Our DNA can provide an insight into our health. We use a person’s genetic make-up to empower him with knowledge,” says Dr Mohammed.

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