If a certain disease runs in your family, you may be at risk. To be at risk for a disease means you have a chance of getting it but you also maybe able to prevent it.
Family history helps estimate your risk for developing a disease.
How do your environment and lifestyle affect disease risk?
Maintaining a healthy body weight may protect you from getting certain diseases.
What are these molecules, and how do they affect health?
Most common diseases result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. We inherit genetic factors that make us more or less susceptible to developing a particular disease. But our overall health is also a product of our environment.
Learn more about these diseases, who is at risk, and how that risk can be reduced.