There are several factors that contribute to a person falling prey to diseases/ health issues. A lot of them are external factors like environment, microorganisms, lifestyle etc. However, a chunk of these diseases can also be attributed to family history. Often if someone has, for instance, diabetes or cardiovascular disease, same is also likely to be passed on to offspring and further generations.
Role of family history in diseases is not limited to genes you acquire from your parents. Within same family, one has a propensity to adopt similar habits and be exposed to similar environment, which also become a contributing factor for life style disease. Continue reading “Role of family history in diseases”