Prothrombin: Blood Clot Risk

Genetic variants in the prothrombin gene increase the risk of blood clots (DVTs). Learn if you carry this risk factor for miscarriage, blood clots, and stroke.

Factor V Leiden

The factor V Leiden genetic mutation significantly increases the lifetime risk of blood clots. Check your genetic data to see if you carry this mutation – and then learn to recognize the symptoms of blood clots.

PCSK9 Gene Variants and Cholesterol

There are several important variants in the PCSK9 gene. Some variants cause lower LDL-cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease by 2-fold. Other variants increase LDL-c and increase the risk of heart disease.

Low HDL Levels Can Be Genetic

HDL cholesterol levels are considered to be about half due to genes with the rest due to diet, infection, etc. Learn more about the genetic variants that influence HDL cholesterol and how it affects heart health.

Saturated Fat and Your Genes

There has been a decades-long debate about which type of fat is best: saturated fat vs polyunsaturated fat. It may depend on your genes as to which answer is right for you. Learn more about this debate and find out how your genes play a part.