Beautiful Question Project. Kate Paulhardt April 27, 2013. Is our health status pre-determined at birth or do we influence it throughout our lives?.
April 27, 2013
Hint influence it throughout our lives?:There will be audio attached throughout this presentation. Double click on the microphone to hear audio. If you can not hear the audio, I have attached the links separately in my sakai post.
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Scientific research has proven that DNA plays a role in an individual's health status. Genes are passed down through generations and influence certain disorders or traits.
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Different lifestyle choices are influential factors when determining an individual’s health status.
One could say that they are overweight, because their parents are. The truth is that their parents are a genetic influence, but the individuals diet habits and exercise are also key influential factors.
Knowledge of one’s family history does not always influence daily lifestyle modifications.
At a young age, people do not consider their grandparent’s health to be relevant. Because of the age difference, young adults see their grandparents problems as “being old”.
In the future, I would like to continue to research this topic through interviews and scientific research. As technology progresses, our knowledge of genes and their effect on the body will grow. I would also like to expand my interview population to different cultures around the world. This leads me to my next question for another day, “How does culture impact an individual’s health care status?”
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