WILL YOU IN­HERIT YOUR MOTHER’S HEALTH?

If your mum has had breast can­cer, does that mean you will too? We’ve un­cov­ered the role that ge­net­ics play in five preva­lent dis­eases — and how to re­duce your risk.

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If your mum has breast can­cer, will you get it? We un­cover the role ge­net­ics plays in five preva­lent dis­eases — and how to re­duce your risk

Help! I’m turn­ing into my mother! You’ve prob­a­bly thought this at least once, whether it’s the way you talk to your kids, or a fa­cial ex­pres­sion you recog­nise. But do you in­herit your mum’s med­i­cal his­tory too?

Re­search shows that many, of­ten se­ri­ous, health con­di­tions have a def­i­nite ge­netic link. So it pays to have a health con­ver­sa­tion with mum and fam­ily mem­bers to find out if they’re pass­ing any­thing on.

Real­is­ing you may be at an in­creased risk means you can make easy diet changes to help beat the odds of de­vel­op­ing con­di­tions such as breast can­cer, di­a­betes, heart dis­ease, bowel can­cer and de­pres­sion.

Read on to find out whether your fam­ily tree might place you at an in­creased risk of these.

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