How Effective Are Genetic Testing Kits?

How Effective Are Genetic Testing Kits?

People who purchased genetic testing kits to determine their risk for conditions like prostate cancer and hypertension may not have gotten their money’s worth, according to a recent government investigation.

After conducting investigations into the direct-to-consumer genetic tests that have been offered by several companies, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that many of the companies made predictions that were medically unproven.

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How Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

How Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Some health professionals at the front lines of the war on diabetes are pulling no punches in their assessment of the need for strong action by individuals to take care of their health.

In advance of the meeting of the American Diabetes Association this month, the Lancet journal ran an editorial highlighting the fact that while much progress has been made in the area of medicines that treat diabetes, far less has been made when it comes to lifestyle changes.

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