What is Risk?
Risk is a person's chance of getting a disease
over a certain period of time. There are many different ways
to present risk. In Disease Risk Index, we estimate
your risk of ever developing a disease in your lifetime
compared to an average person who's your same age and sex.
To do this, we make calculations based on all the
factors we feel have been scientifically proven to be related to
the risk of the disease. Based on how you answer a questionnaire,
we compare how your specific set of risk factors compare to that
of a typical person who's your same age and sex.
Of course, this risk is only an estimate. Calculating
an individual's risk of disease is an inexact science. However,
given what's known to date, Disease Risk Index provides a
solid estimate of your risk. Even more importantly, it highlights
steps you can take to lower it.