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.
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.