6.02.2010

Your Genetic Make Up, Diet, or Longevity?
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One of the practical health science questions of today is whether or not it is worth knowing genetic risk. For example, in the case of Alzheimer's Disease - DNA pioneer James Watson stated he did not want to know his APOEe gene risk.



A statistically minded survey on Cognitive Labs, which is ongoing and has 8,934 respondents so far, finds that people are more interested in their genetic background than other health factors. In fact, 30% of people want to know more about genetic backgound, 25.9% are most concerned with fitness and body, 22.9% are concerned with diet and weight, and 21.9% are most concerned with longevity.

The result is significant - that the interface between genes and other common health concerns is valid and can be extrapolated further.

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