3 Reasons To Go For DNA Testing

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 30 March 2018, 06:24 Hrs
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DNA testing is a very new phenomenon. Centuries ago, our ancestors had no way of finding out their genetic heritage. They couldn’t find their cultural make-up or test for familial relations. They probably never even considered the possibility.

So why should you do it now?

There are many reasons to go for DNA testing, some to do with your health, others for the sake of personal interest. There are now a range of options you can use, many of which are reviewed thoroughly on BestOnlineReviews.com.

But you probably want to know why you should do it before finding the best in the business. Here are 3 reasons to go for DNA testing.

1. Be prepared for genetic conditions

We all know that certain diseases run in the genes. So, if your family has a history of cancer, you know you're at increased risk. But your breadth of knowledge doesn’t need to end there. With DNA testing, you can find out if you're a carrier of certain genetic diseases. Not only that, but you can also find out what communities you're a part of. Certain communities have higher chances of genetic diseases.

By finding out this information, you can take the steps to prevent the diseases or lessen their impact. Many potential diabetics have avoided the disease once they knew they were at risk by changing their diets. And, knowing that you're at risk for certain diseases means you can catch them early by having regular tests.

2. Nutritional choices

On a genetic level, certain foods are better for you than others. This is information that can have a significant impact on your health. You may be eating a food type that leaves you bereft of energy, or that will precipitate weight gain.

A DNA test isn’t going to provide you with a full nutritional breakdown for you to follow, but it can provide guidelines. With the help of a good nutritionist, you can gear your eating towards your very make-up.

3. Broaden your horizons

Finally, DNA tests can be a good way to broaden your horizons. Most of us are born into a very closed environment. We are part of one community or other, we go to schools with the same types of people, and all our family members look somewhat similar.

But that doesn’t mean it’s always been that way. Many DNA tests bring up interesting results. Larry David, who is known as the quintessential Jewish American, found out he had over 30% of Native American DNA!

When you learn that you yourself are not as genetically closed as your friend circle might be, you start to look outwards a bit more. You start to realise that diversity is a part of life, and is even a part of you.

There are many more great reasons to do DNA testing, and with home kits available, it’s easier than ever. While they are not 100% accurate, they're getting much closer than ever before.

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