The example above shows that my risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes over my lifetime (estimated at 79 years) is 26.3%, based on my genetics and information applicable to people with Asian ancestry. The lifetime risk for the average Asian person is 20%, so I am at slightly increased risk based on genetics.Venous Thromboembolism (current customers click here), a clotting disorder, have strong effects on one’s risk and knowledge of that risk could potentially be lifesaving. And simple healthy living goes a long way!As with all of 23andMe’s Health reports, you are encouraged to contact your personal physician, a genetic counselor, or other medical professional if you are concerned or have questions about your results. 23andMe has partnered with Informed Medical Decisions, Inc., which provides independent genetic counseling services for 23andMe customers.Current customers can learn more helpful tips and answers to common questions in our FAQ. In the next post, I discuss the reports available under Carrier Status for Inherited Conditions, which are especially relevant for those planning a family. Check out our companion series, Ancestry at 23andMe, and other articles in 23andMe How-To.
Health at 23andMe: Anatomy of a 4-Star Disease Risk Report
December 3, 2010
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