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Dr Oz: Family History Transformation Nation
Step 3— For the gift that keeps on giving, learn your family history this year. Dr Oz used the studio audience to demonstrate why this step was so important. Dr Oz asked the all audience members to stand up. For those audience members who have heart disease or has a family member with heart disease, sit down. Dr Oz then asked those that have a history of cancer and diabetes to sit down. At this point, most of the audience was seated, indicating that they had a family history of some type of a disease.
Dr Oz introduced Dr. Thomas Frieden, MD -Director for Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Freiden stated that a heart attack is the leading, preventable disease today. He wanted to improve health by cutting out smoking and getting in better shape. According to Dr Oz, 96% of Americans believed that knowing family history was important, however, only one third have actually written down their family history. Since you’re with your family during the holidays, Dr Oz suggested do it then.
Dr Oz: Family History Worksheet
Dr Oz showed a chart of the key relatives in question. This chart included parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles, cousin, first cousins, etc… You’ll want to know who had what and at what age. You are at a higher risk if your relative had the disease at a younger age.
Some of the diseases you’ll be checking for include:
-Heart disease or stroke
Once you have the information, talk to your doctor about it to decide the next step to protect you and your family. Update the information to tell your kids so they know it too. Get in shape by doing an exercise plan together that you can enjoy day in and day out.
Zappos.com is giving away 5 thousand tape measures today, so sign up for Dr Oz’s Transformation Nation now. You can use the tape to measure your relative’s waist this holiday season. (I’m sure they’ll love that after pigging out on ham, sweet potatoes and bread!) Who cares, do it anyway!