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Health & Genetics: More than Nature vs. Nurture

Genetics and health are essential components of your well being. While there are many factors and causes of diseases, family health history is one of the most common risk factors. Similar to genetics influencing happy and stress hormones such as dopamine and norepinephrine, genes can also have a great impact on your health. Genetics and family health history can make someone more susceptible to diseases and health issues such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even psychiatric illnesses.

Family health history is a combination of both genetic, environment, and experiences. Humans inherit sets of genes from both of their biological parents. They are also impacted by their family’s cultural and socioeconomic experiences. Family history can help determine if someone is at risk of a disease because members of the same family have similar genetic and environmental experiences that can impact a person’s health. 

While the nature vs. nurture debate has existed for a long time, one must also focus on the details of the health and genetics. The genes that are inherited from biological parents and family members greatly impact the likelihood of a development of a disease in an individual. While genetics are considered a direct link to disease susceptibility, a person’s environment and experiences may also have an indirect connection to their potential health issues.

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