Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles

Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles

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Giving people detailed information about their personal genetic risk of developing diabetes may not inspire them to change their behavior any more than just giving them basic facts about the disease, a recent study suggests. “Overall, genetic risk information is becoming more and more common, and it’s reasonable to assume that given the decreases in sequencing costs genetic risk information will proliferate,” said lead study author Dr. Job Godino of the University of California, San Diego.