Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Stay healthy by identifying your genetic health risks
Everyone wants to stay healthy to enjoy life for long but as many diseases are hereditary it is difficult to stay away from in a fit form always.
Now scientific research has changed the scenario of hereditary diseases as it is now possible to look inside the DNA to uncover personal, family and historical records. By identifying your genetic risks and discover your ancestry you can be more conscious about the future risks to your health.
DNA: DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA.
Why we should think about having a DNA test?
'A Gene SNP DNA Screening Analysis examines your DNA to help make the dietary and lifestyle changes best suited for your particular needs, based upon individualized gene screening.'
Your health is a result of interactions between your genes and lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, stress, smoking and alcohol. It is your genetic make-up that determines which nutrients are used and how they are used; the way toxins are removed, what happens to any waste products and how efficient and effective these key processes are within the body. However, by adjusting your lifestyle, you can have a great impact on how your genes work and compensate for areas in which your genes are not functioning at an optimal level.
The Link between Genes and Disease
Many diseases have roots in our genes. Genes-through the proteins they encode-determine how efficiently we process foods, how effectively we detoxify poisons and how vigorously we respond to infections. More than 4,000 diseases are thought to stem from mutated genes inherited from one’s mother and/or father. When a gene contains a mutation, the protein encoded by the gene will be abnormal. Some protein changes are insignificant, while others are disabling. Common disorders such as heart disease, cancer, and asthma arise from a complex interplay among multiple genes and exposure to factors in the environment.
* Pathway Genomics launches Personal DNA Test for $249.
* DNA Ancestry Test
To know more: How It Works
These genetics test will reveal your predisposition to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and hundreds of other health conditions.
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