n Risk Management - Genetics should guide health programmes : risk trends

Volume 2, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... 14 Risk Management OCTOBER 2006 R I S K T R E N D S The role of genetics in health and wellness is poorly understood and several misconceptions exist regarding its impact on overall well-being. One of the false beliefs is that there are no interventions possible once a genetic change has been identifi ed. Genetic information can guide interventions by: ? modifying screening and medical monitoring recommendations ? altering exposure to environmental factors that may interact with known genetic susceptibilities ? changing the health behaviour of high-risk groups regarding diet modifi cation, physical activity, smoking cessation and ..

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