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an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way

a disposition in advance to react in a particular way

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It's fairly quick, painless and easy way to learn what genetic predispositions you may have.
But remember, just because you have a genetic predisposition to a disease doesn't mean you're guaranteed to develop it.
In addition, the study showed that the association between overconsumption of fried foods and obesity was particularly pronounced among people with a greater genetic predisposition to obesity.
The genetic predisposition testing is a part of Test Diagnostics Genetic Health line of tests.
Berthold added InoLife's Genetic Predisposition Test reveals genetic predispositions for 25 diseases and conditions in five major categories.
A genetic predisposition is a genetic effect which influences the phenotype of an organism but which can be modified by the environmental conditions.
The findings are consistent with previous studies suggesting that physical activity helps prevent obesity, but "most importantly, this study demonstrates that a physically active lifestyle is able to counteract genetic predisposition to obesity," they concluded (Int.
Mustelin and her associates pointed out that while previous studies have found that physical activity modified waist circumference and weight gain among twins with a genetic predisposition to obesity, those studies could not "quantify the effect of physical activity on the relative contribution of genetic and environmental effects on obesity.
Lawmakers voted 414-1 last week for the measure, approved previously by the Senate, intended to prohibit discrimination based on genetic predisposition to disease.
Levocarnitine is available with a prescription for the treatment of carnitine (a compound required for energy metabolism) deficiency due to a genetic predisposition or as a result of kidney dialysis.
The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer in a woman with such a strong genetic predisposition is as high as 50%-80%, and the disease frequently develops at a young age and is aggressive.
Researchers with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG, Lurid University and The Broad Institute scientific centres, said they had homed-in on five areas of DNA that could account for 70 per cent of the genetic predisposition to type-2 diabetes.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing the ADA, and, in 1995, interpreted "disability" in the ADA to include genetic predisposition to disease.
Only women with a genetic predisposition to hypertrophy (the ability to increase muscle fibre size) will see substantial increases in limb circumference, says the report.
Obese people are at double the risk of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) while those with a genetic predisposition to it have a risk 11 times higher than those of normal weight, she said.