According to the World Health Organization (WHO) lifestyle diseases, which fall into the category of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), are equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. NCDs are the result of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors, and the main types include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.
In order to better understand how GENEWAY™ can benefit your health and wellness we need to address the basics. What exactly is a gene? In order to understand how your DNA affects your health and wellness and what benefits a comprehensive DNA analysis can offer you we need to start at the base of operations: the gene.
Ever wondered why some medicines work for you and some don’t? Or maybe you are struggling to lose those last pesky kilograms and have tried every diet available? DNA testing might be for you.
Pharmacogenetics is a branch of pharmacology focusing on the influence of genetic variability on drug response. It correlates single nucleotide variations (SNVs) with drug efficacy and toxicity. Pharmacogenetics is becoming increasingly important in the field of personalised medicine, the right drug to the right person, cancer chemotherapy and HIV/TB treatments. In 1892, Sir William Osler made an observation that "If it were not for the great variability among individuals, medicine might as well be a science and not an art."
Scientists say people with autism might have too many brain connections, causing communication problems in their nervous systems.
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White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives, according to a study headed by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers.
Linda Kriel is South Africa’s celebrity fitness-guru. You might remember her from Body Beat. She is currently on kykNET’s “KryDaaiLyf” and involved with Finesse Magazine. Linda tested her DNA with Geneway.
This is her testimonial:
"After listening to a talk by Dr Christa North about the impact our genes have on our lifestyle and health I became intrigued. I wanted to know what my DNA would tell me.