Genetic risks

There is a saying that you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family, and this is true in regards to the genetic make up that affects the patterns of disease amongst individuals. There are many illnesses for which modern medicine now recognises the genetic cause and/or contribution. For example, the risks of a number of types of cancers is affected by genetics, and also the risk of heart disease can be strongly influenced by genetics. In this video Dr Blashki talks about a new tool called the Family Health Questionnaire which is particularly helpful in identify genetic risks in your family.