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Genetics 101

Tavid Westerhoff-Mason
February 12, 2019

How Genetics Can Influence Your Risk of Developing Blood Clots

A small piece of hardened blood can cause havoc in the heart and brain of anyone unlucky enough to experience it. However, research into the cause of blood clots is revealing that it might not be so random. In fact, genetics have a strong influence on the likelihood and circumstances where blood might form clots. Plus, we know women have a higher risk of blood clots than men at the same age, likely because of both pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives. Doing a DNA test can be helpful to understand all these different factors and take control over your health!

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Doctor Sohaib Imtiaz
February 4, 2019

Genetic testing via ‘genomic volunteers’, a colossal step forward for healthcare.

The recent announcement by Matt Hanckock, the Health secretary, of the promotion of genetic testing via ‘genomic volunteers’ will be a colossal step forward for health.

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Do Manh Cuong
January 29, 2019

The “Hungry gene” and weight gain

Hunger is your body’s way of communicating with you regarding energy levels. It’s like a car running out of fuel and needs to be refilled with gasoline. Scientifically speaking, hunger is your brain telling you that your body is low on energy and needs more fuel to keep going. At Rightangled, one of the genes we test for, NYP2R, has been shown to interact with the appetite center within the brain, A DNA glitch in this gene affects the feeling of hunger which leads to increased food intake and subsequent weight gain...

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Cardiac Health

Tavid Westerhoff-Mason
February 12, 2019

How Genetics Can Influence Your Risk of Developing Blood Clots

A small piece of hardened blood can cause havoc in the heart and brain of anyone unlucky enough to experience it. However, research into the cause of blood clots is revealing that it might not be so random. In fact, genetics have a strong influence on the likelihood and circumstances where blood might form clots. Plus, we know women have a higher risk of blood clots than men at the same age, likely because of both pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives. Doing a DNA test can be helpful to understand all these different factors and take control over your health!

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Ahmed Sayed
January 14, 2019

Blood pressure in postmenopausal women

High blood pressure (hypertension) is more predominant in aging postmenopausal women than it is in age-matched men. Genetic testing’s approach can detect defaults in genes and help understand an individual’s conditions. It will also help preventing and assuring an efficient medication and how often blood pressure needs to be checked!

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Suriya Ibragimova
September 27, 2018

What are silent heart attacks and can they be prevented?

Learn about what a silent heart attack is and how to reduce your risk by making simple lifestyle changes.

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Diet & Nutrition

Do Manh Cuong
January 29, 2019

The “Hungry gene” and weight gain

Hunger is your body’s way of communicating with you regarding energy levels. It’s like a car running out of fuel and needs to be refilled with gasoline. Scientifically speaking, hunger is your brain telling you that your body is low on energy and needs more fuel to keep going. At Rightangled, one of the genes we test for, NYP2R, has been shown to interact with the appetite center within the brain, A DNA glitch in this gene affects the feeling of hunger which leads to increased food intake and subsequent weight gain...

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Tavid Westerhoff-Mason
January 21, 2019

What to know about Lactose Intolerance.

Did you know that lactose intolerance affects more than half of the world’s population? Unfortunately lactose intolerance is for life and you should make tests if you suspect you have! Learn more about it, the symptoms and the kind of changes you can implement into your life.

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Emily Laverick
December 20, 2018

The relationship between Diabetes and Genetics.

In this article, we explore what diabetes is and how genetics can affect the risk of developing the disease.

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Fitness & Exercise

Do Manh Cuong
January 29, 2019

The “Hungry gene” and weight gain

Hunger is your body’s way of communicating with you regarding energy levels. It’s like a car running out of fuel and needs to be refilled with gasoline. Scientifically speaking, hunger is your brain telling you that your body is low on energy and needs more fuel to keep going. At Rightangled, one of the genes we test for, NYP2R, has been shown to interact with the appetite center within the brain, A DNA glitch in this gene affects the feeling of hunger which leads to increased food intake and subsequent weight gain...

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Suriya Ibragimova
August 28, 2018

What is blood pressure and how does your lifestyle affect it?

Find out how blood pressure affects your health and how you can make lifestyle changes to significantly decrease the risk of having elevated blood pressure.

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Suriya Ibragimova
August 1, 2018

The power of genes

Your genes can influence the way you perform in certain exercise.

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