We have learned a lot about how your DNA dictates your health, nutrition and fitness. But, did you know that your HABITS can also be influenced by your genetics? Ever thought why do some people become addicted to certain habits while others don't? Let’s explore the answer to these intriguing questions!!
Habits are the actions you perform and/ or the choices you make every day and most of the times it becomes the part and parcel of your life. Basically, your life today is the sum of all your habits.
Addiction is strongly influenced by environmental (Psychological, Social, Emotional, Behavioral) factors. However, there is a now growing body of scientific evidence which supports that addiction has a genetic component. Addiction is 50 percent due to genetic predisposition. The genetic variants influencing tendency for various habits/addiction are generally present in the genes that are part of the brain’s pleasure and reward processing system.
In both the cases, you end up getting addicted to certain substances which can affect your health, if overconsumed.
In DNAwise, we test your genetic predisposition for three prevalent habits/addictions that may have a bad effect on your overall health:
Just because someone may have a strong genetic tendency toward addiction does not mean he or she must surrender to that fate. No one can really change their genetic makeup, but, remember that genetics is only one part of the story, environmental factors is the second part.
Understand the first part (genetic risk) through Genetic Testing (DNAwise) so that you can take charge of the second part to prevent addiction. Check your genetic habits with our new and advanced DNAwise genetic test.
Choose DNAwise based recommendations to prevent bad habits/addictions.
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