Genetic Health Report

While I wait for my matches to propagate, I decided to run a genetic health report on www.promethease.com The data is a little scary, but given I don’t know anything about my paternal side at all I figured it would be good to get an idea of what I have a risk factors for based on my genetics.

The Good:

Extremely low risk of atrial fibrillation
Extremely low risk of autoimmune disease
Low risk of obesity
Reduced risk of acute coronary events
Lower heart attack risk than average
Higher intelligence
Resistance to norovirus
More likely to respond to placebos for anxiety
0.44x decreased age related macular degeneration risk
Greatly increased memory performance
Slow caffeine metabolizer
60% reduction in viral load with HIV
Less likely to sustain damage from alcoholism
Lower risk of going bald
Stronger bones (never broken one!)
Wet earwax and better body odor
Decreased basal cell carcinoma risk (0.78x less likely)
Slightly lower risk of bladder cancer
Higher levels of good cholesterol
Resistance to Prion disease (which is transmitted through cannibalism… so I think I’m safe anyway)
Lower risk of endometriosis
Typical birthweight babies
Lower risk of autism
Lower risk of alcohol withdrawal seizures
Decreased risk of Parkinson’s disease
Decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The Bad:

Several types of impaired drug metabolism
I will have to be on drug watch with any new medication
Seven times less likely to respond to antidepressants (that explains a lot)
Carrier for an erythropoietic protoporphyria mutation
Increased risk of celiac disease
1.3x higher risk of ER+ breast cancer
Carrier of allele for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (I actually carry two of these)
Carrier of allele for Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
1.3x increased risk for type II diabetes
Lack of empathy (apparently my oxytoxin receptors are genetically flawed)
2.5x the risk of developing narcolepsy
2.8x the risk of psoriasis
1.3x the risk of aortic and brain aneurisms
Stronger cravings for alcohol
5x the risk of Fuch’s dystrophy, a corneal disease
1.16x the risk of osteoarthritis
1.94x the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
2.5x the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Prone to thrombosis
1.47x the risk of uterine fibroids
Higher risk for chordoma
1.5-3x the risk of oschemic stroke
2.1x increased risk of Crohn’s disease
3.7x the risk of schizophrenia (greatttttt…)
Increased risk of depression, panic and stress response
Prone to alcoholism
5.5x the risk of type-1 diabetes
2.67x the risk of systemic sclerosis
1.4x the risk of hypertension in pregnancy
No physical benefit to alcohol consumption (maybe this is good?)
1.5x the risk of childhood asthma
Delayed childhood speech
Aspirin resistant (bad news if I do have a heart attack)
Increased risk of bipolar
Increased risk of multiple sclerosis
1.2x the risk of endometrial ovarian cancer
Significantly increased risk of cervical cancer
Slightly higher risk of cannabis dependence
Reduced conversion of beta-carotene to retinol
2.4x the risk of Grave’s disease
2x increased risk of Hodgkin Lymphoma
4x higher risk of hyperuracemia
2x increased risk of parkinson disease
1.4x the risk of lupus
1.7x the risk of developing a peanut allergy
1.2-1.8x risk of tuberculosis
2x the risk of melanoma

So, what I am gathering from this, is that I am smart, have a good heart, don’t do well with antidepressant drugs, have no physical benefit to alcohol consumption and am prone to alcoholism, but won’t sustain damage or have seizures if I do become an alcoholic… Probably shouldn’t eat peanuts, but cannibalism won’t leave me diseased and need more caffeine than most…

Did I miss something?
Oh yeah, i’ve promised i will come back with those lightweight jogging stroller reviews, but i will let that for the next time fellas.

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