Heart disease kills more people worldwide than any other disease, so whether or not it runs in your family, it’s important to stay physically fit to reduce the risk of developing the disease. Recent researchers have been studying the health risk by using a technique called genome-wide-association, which maps out people’s genomes to find out information on heart disease. They also did a recent study of comparing those who were genetically at risk for heart disease and those who were not, while tracking their lifestyles, to see if physically fit people reduced their risk. They found that the group of people who were in the highest aerobic fitness, reduced their likelihood of developing heart disease by half, no matter how strong their genes were prone to developing the disease. Although the study was not able to determine how much one should exercise, but they were able to conclude that having a proper diet and not smoking, also reduced the risk.
I thought this article was very informative because it reminds people how important it is to take care of their body regardless of what type of genes they have. The article is just confirming things we already know, which is to stay fit. There are so many other positive reasons why staying strong and healthy is beneficial for the body, even if one has genes that put them at higher risk. I think a lot of people try to take care of their body when they are confronted with a health issue, but many complications can be avoided if they take care of themselves beforehand.