Some results from my 23andMe DNA test:
- Neither me nor my dad likely have native American ancestry.
- I am 1% Asian. (Could be data noise… could be true!)
- According to the Reynolds Risk Score method, my risk of heart attack over the next 10 years is 0.703%.
- I have decreased risk for Chron’s disease, Age-related Macular Degeneration and Psoriasis.
- I am likely a sprinter, not an endurance runner (I wish I would have gotten the athletic gene – is there a gene for that?)
- I am likely lactose intolerant. (Self diagnosed – when I stopped drinking my milk in 3rd grade and the lunchlady called my Mom.)
- Slightly higher odds of obesity.
- I’m a slow caffeine metabolizer; drinking coffee increases my heart attack risk. (I probably won’t sleep if I have coffee after 3:00PM)
- I have higher odds of living to 100! (Yay! What will I do with myself for 30 years after I retire?!)
- I probably have an increased sensitivity to the drug Warfarin (Coumadin). (Hopefully the doctors will never have to prescribe it.)
- Beta blockers probably will have no effect.
- If I had been breastfed, my IQ could have been raised by 6-7 points! (I won’t hold that against you, Mom!)
- My non-verbal IQ performance averaged 3 points lower than average.
- I am less efficient at learning to avoid errors. (Gosh, I really missed out on all the smart genes – proof that environment and behavior have just as much effect on outcomes as genetics!)
- Drinking green or black tea could lower my odds for getting breast cancer.