What Genetic Traits Reveal About Your Health

Knowing what people are prone to can help them form habits that lower the risk of some illnesses
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You may not be able to change your genes, but information from one’s DNA can actually help protect a person from certain diseases.  

Recent studies have found an association between genetic traits and poor health, but one does not definitively lead to the other.

Knowing what people are prone to can help them form habits that lower the risk of some illnesses. After all, traits can be determined by genes, the environment, or by interactions between them.

Have you ever wondered why some people have bad temper or high tolerance to alcohol and pain? Their DNA may have something to do with it.

While obesity and poor life choices can lead to heart disease, people with short legs and long upper bodies can be prone to ticker troubles. In addition, you may not like having chunky thighs but they could be protecting you against premature death.

Click here to see what 16 genetic traits reveal about your health

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