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What if there is no family history of disease? Will I be healthy?


Even if you do not have a history of a disease in your family, you may still be at risk for that disease. This is because:

  • Your lifestyle, personal health history, and other factors influence your chances of getting a disease.
  • Your family could have a history of disease that you don’t know about.
  • You could have family members who died young, before they developed heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or other diseases.