Many things like hair colour, eye colour, and skin colour are passed onto us from our parents, and this is also true of some illnesses such as Huntington’s (which involves a change in a single gene and results in a 50/50 chance of inheritance).
However, not all illnesses fall into this category, and many can be avoided with a few small changes to your lifestyle. Take Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Obesity for example – if your parents suffer from any of these, the following simple changes have been scientifically shown to reduce the chance of heredity.
1) Have a Healthy Diet
2) Exercise Regularly
3) Control Your Weight
4) Don’t Smoke
5) Reduce Stress
Changing these factors can change how genetic information is used to make important proteins and so help in the prevention of inheriting an illness.