London: Genetic screening reveals a vital part of our life story: the part that was unknown until the discovery of the human genome that is all the genes in each individual cell responsible for life. Now for the first time with genetic testing you can discover which genes you have been handed down those responsible for protecting your body and which ones have the potential to harm you.
The aim of genetic testing is to foresee and with medical intervention prevent the envelope of diseases that may dispose certain individuals to debilitating and or life threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and Alzheimers.
GeneticHealth is the first clinic in the UK – based in London’s Harley Street, to offer the latest scientific testing, analysis and medical intervention to prevent and protect individuals from the life-threatening diseases and illnesses they may have inherited.
The basis of GeneticHealths gene testing is a swab taken from the patients mouth which is used to analyse 45 genes that are clinically proven to have an effect on the way humans age and our resistance to age-related diseases. These are technically known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and, in particular, will tell you if you are prone to:
Heart and cardiovascular disease
Patients receive a 50-page report which examines in detail the state of their health, and includes a detailed results analysis and interpretation by our genetic doctors. Afterwards the client receives a medical consultation in which allows them to understand the implications of their individual genetic profile and what can be done to change their risk profile. GeneticHealth provides the opportunity for tailor made strategies to be developed to minimizing the risk of many of the diseases covered by the genetic analysis, especially cardiovascular disease. Your bespoke medical intervention programme is created with you by GeneticHealths medical experts.
The clinics Medical Director, Dr Paul Jenkins comments:
I am convinced that the advent of effective genetic analysis will become increasingly relevant to individuals and clinicians seeking to minimise the burden of age-related diseases. For the first time, we are able to more accurately determine and individuals overall risk profile for many diseases by combining their genetic risk to that of lifestyle and environmental influences. Such an approach has enormous implications for healthcare and disease prevention in the 21st century.
The results of the test are the basis for bespoke medical intervention including nutrition and other advice/therapies from the clinics experts. There are seven genetic tests to chose from and range in price from £180 to £825.
The clinics expert analytical team of medical experts and scientists in the field of genetics and healthy ageing includes:
Dr Paul Jenkins MA, BChir, MD, FRCP Reader in Endocrine Oncology, Honorary Consultant Physician, St Bartholomews Hospital, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. He is Medical Advisor of the European Scanning Centre, which is one of only two centres in the UK to use an Electron Beam CT (EBCT) scanner. He leads an active research team and has published over 60 research papers in the field of hormones and genetic actions in the human body. He has a special interest in the role of genetics in disease prevention and ageing.
Professor Stephen Bustin, BA,PhD Professor of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Queen Mary University of London. Stephen is a leading researcher in the genetic determinants of colonic cancer.
Dr Lynette Yong, MAm MBBSm FRCSm LF Hom Dr Yong studied medicine at Cambridge University and at St Marys Hospital, London. She completed her surgical fellowship in London with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has a special interest in the application of genetic analysis to the prescribing of hormones for men and women.
Patient information can be obtained by calling +44(0) 870 043 5551 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GeneticHealth is a clinically led company, based at 68 Harley Street, London W1, run by world-renowned doctors and genetic scientists. www.genetic-health.co.uk