The first step to live healthy is to identify your health risks. Once disease risks are identified it
can be prevented or delayed.
Cancer: Cancer has one of the strongest genetic association. This is the reason why cancer runs
Heart Disease: If you have family members with heart disease,you might be more likely to
develop heart disease yourself.
Mental disorders: Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism results from the
complex interplay of multiple genes with diverse environmental factors. Family studies, often
with identical twins who share the same genes, have provided evidence of genetic contributions to depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, and other mental disorders.
Stroke: Genes play a role in the development of risk factors that can lead to a stroke, such as
high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and vascular conditions. An increased risk for
stroke within a family may also be due to common behavioral factors, such as a sedentary
lifestyle or poor eating habits.
Obesity: Obesity within a family is caused by a specific variant of a single gene (monogenic
obesity). Obesity however, results from complex interactions among multiple
genes and environmental factors that remain poorly understood.