In some people, ageing results in a progressive reduction on their ability to carry out daily activities. GENYCA’s PREVENT Profile includes predisposition studies to Osteoporosis, Alzheimer or Cardiometabolic Risk, three of the most common diseases of the elderly, and they all have a hereditary component widely demonstrated.
Osteoporosis affects over 200 million people worldwide. It has genetic causes (80% of bone mass is genetically determined) and environmental causes (ageing, nutrition, unhealthy habits, etc …).
Alzheimer‘s disease is the leading cause of dementia in people over 65 years old. Some types of Alzheimer’s disease are hereditary and the rest have a genetic component that may be associated with an increased risk for this disease.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and are caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Special attention must be paid when the patient has relatives who had suffered stroke, heart disease, hypertension or heart attack.
Knowing this genetic predisposition allows the specialist delay the onset of symptoms thanks to a personalized treatment.