Many common diseases in humans (such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes or psychiatric disorders) are influenced by complex interactions among multiple genes as well as environmental and lifestyle factors. Genetic factors may also confer susceptibility or resistance to a disease (genetic predisposition) and determine the severity or progression of disease.

To understand and assess the potential implications of the genetic profile, take the following into consideration, since they are influenced by one another:

  • environmental factors e.g. diet, exercise and lifestyle
  • medical history of the patients and their close relatives
  • current pathology reports
  • pharmaceuticals and supplements
  • anthropometrical measures


  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle
  • Biomarkers
  • Medical History
  • Pharmaceu tical