Genetics, History, and Lifestyle
Our genetics and familial history profoundly impact our health, but our behavior and diet play an important role that we can control.
Recent research in epigenetics verifies that our lifestyles can reduce risks of various diseases even if our genetic history seems to be working against us. With an awareness of our genetic profile and risk factors for certain health disorders, we can change our behavior and modify our diet to proactively improve our health.
Healthcare professionals have a vital role in working with communities to provide health information and long-term lifestyle strategies that will improve health outcomes.