Update on AncestryDNA Health Results – May 11, 2021

Standard Disclaimer:

I am not a medical health professional and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice.

Update: yesterday I got an e-mail for my Ancestry Health results which is an update from my last post Update on AncestryDNA Health Tests Ending – April 8, 2021. The good news is they didn’t find any significant health issues. I downloaded my results today as it’s easy to do.

I still agree with my comment in earlier posts:

“My problem with the various health kits offered by 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and MyHeritageDNA is they don’t test enough markers. With BRCA cancer markers, there are over 1,000 known markers, but none of these companies test all of those markers. The companies test a fraction of the known markers and give you results based on the markers they test. Ideally, they would test all the known markers which could significantly raise the price of the Health test. On the plus side, this would give you a more reasonable likelihood to determine if you are at risk of getting cancer or any other medical condition”.

Plus, DNA only plays a fairly small part in your likelihood of developing a medical condition. Other environmental factors play a much larger risk.

AncestryDNA® currently offers a total of 30 traits: birth weight, eye color, iris pattern, hair color, hair curl, earlobe shape, male hair loss, skin pigmentation, freckles, asparagus metabolite detection, bitter taste perception, unibrow, hair strand thickness, hair type, earwax type, cilantro aversion, sweet taste perception, savory taste perception, cleft chin, finger length, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, omega-3, birth weight, photic sneeze reflex (sun sneezing), wisdom teeth, sprinter gene, caffeine consumption, alcohol flush, lactose tolerance, and facial hair thickness. Some of the above are already included – I bolded the ones that I have results for already.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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