If you are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, what might you do to overcome these odds?

Discussion

  • Research your own personal family history for diseases. Outline your family history and see what major health risks run in your family
  • How does it make you feel to know the additional risks?
  • Were you able to identify possible factors related to your family members’ disease, such as smoking, lack of physical activity, and poor diet?
  • If you had a choice to know more about your individual lifespan—which diseases they’d get or when they would die—would you want to know?
  • If you are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, what might you do to overcome these odds?

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