7 New Reports Added to MyHeritage Health

This week, MyHeritage added 7 new reports to MyHeritage Health, and it now provides 42 risk reports on a wide range of health conditions. The new reports include a polygenic risk score for obesity and high BMI that is based on thousands of genetic variants, a significantly enhanced hereditary BRCA cancers report, and 5 carrier status reports that indicate if an individual is a carrier of a disease that may be passed down to their children.

According to the MyHeritage Blog:

“Many people have already benefited from the MyHeritage Health test, either by purchasing the kit, or by upgrading their genealogy-based MyHeritage DNA test to receive health reports without having to take a new DNA sample. We’ve received testimonials from customers whose lives have changed for the better as a result of taking this test.”

You can read all the details in the MyHeritage Blog at: https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/06/7-new-reports-added-to-myheritage-health/.

One Comment

I skimmed the MyHeritage blog post and will just say that like the first person who learned he was a carrier of the two genes for hemochromotosis, I too learned some years ago (and confirmed later from 23andMe) that I carried one of the genes which must have come from my father as the other gene required I was lucky enough not to get from my mother who when tested was a carrier of it. However, that said I have also had and have many of the life complaints referred to.
Here is the interesting part, a few years ago at a conference listening to a presentation by Dr. Bruce DURIE, I learned that the gene I carry tends to come predominately from Northern Ireland! Now the question is, which of my father’s ancestors connected back from Ayrshire, Scotland to a family from Northern Ireland or in reverse which of my father’s ancestors went from say Ayrshire, Scotland to Northern Ireland and then back again;-))
To control the iron levels I had, it was suggested I throw out the cast iron frying pans, eat more fish and chicken rather than beef and other high iron foods.


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