Reblog from DoctorJonathan…indepth science information about our genes and concrete steps we can take to live a healthy lifestyle.
Genetics is a very scary topic. It makes people feel like victims within their own bodies producing “lifetime sentences” of disease and death. It has lead to the “justification” for lifetime renewable prescriptions for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and many other conditions. Many doctors have helped remove the “guilt” from patients by misinforming them their condition(s) was based on family genetics and therefore, “out of their control.” It has even lead to the willful choice of mastectomy by some women without the clinical presence of ANY breast disease. This article is NOT WRITTEN IN JUDGEMENT. It is written to provide additional information to help people understand the role of genetics and the role the consumer plays in altering their effects.
GENETIC PREDISPOSITION VERSUS GENETIC DEFECT.
GENETIC PREDISPOSITION: “A genetic predisposition (sometimes also called genetic susceptibility) is an increased likelihood of developing…
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