Thursday, December 15, 2005

Genealogy Reduces Risk of Dying

From The (Longmont, Colo.) Daily Times-Call of Dec. 15, 2005:

Probing your genealogical past

By Pam Mellskog
The Daily Times-Call

LONGMONT — In recent decades, the genealogy hobby has hooked many otherwise unscholarly Americans.

Probing the past, after all, occasionally turns up a love child, a hush-hush divorce or kissing cousins — information that branches out the family tree and deepens family identity.

Family health history may be dry by comparison. But it could prove more valuable for flagging inherited health risks such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes and giving family members motivation to pursue a healthier, risk-reducing lifestyle.


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How's that for a sensational headline? (Disclaimer: This headline has not been evaluated by the FDA.)

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