Is Hypertension A Genetic Disease?

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Genetics is the study of heredity, the process in which a parent passes certain genes onto their children. A person's appearance -- height, hair color, skin color, and eye color -- are determined by genes. Other characteristics affected by heredity:

  • Likelihood of getting certain diseases
  • Mental abilities
  • Natural talents

An abnormal trait (anomaly) passed down through families (inherited) may:

  • Have no effect on your health or well being -- for example, it may just...
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