Our genotype does not sink in water and fire does not burn

 

In the United States released the results of a unique global research on the genetic health. Russia won him high in 5th place out of 193 countries. U.S. index of 478 to 10 000 were on the 20 th, after Cuba. A Short list of Benin, Saudi Arabia and Sudan (from 779 to 820 per 10,000 births, respectively). Among the countries of the former Soviet Union in the worst performance of Tajikistan (752), Kyrgyzstan (735) and Azerbaijan (631). The study took into account only the birth defects of genetic or partially genetic nature: heart disease, blood disorders (thalassemia and sickle-cell anemia), Down's syndrome

In the United States released the results of a unique global research on the genetic health. Russia won him high in 5th place out of 193 countries.

In the world each year 8 million children are born with serious genetic defects (about 6% of all emerging into the light.) By order of social organization March of Dimes ("March of the coppers'), established in the U.S. in the 30s of the last century, with the participation of President Roosevelt, the researchers investigated how these diseases are spread around the world. The most affluent were data of France, Austria, Australia and Switzerland (from 397 to 425 infants with genetic defects per 10,000). Russia was in 5th place with 429 to 10,000.

U.S. index of 478 to 10 000 were on the 20 th, after Cuba. A Short list of Benin, Saudi Arabia and Sudan (from 779 to 820 per 10,000 births, respectively). Among the countries of the former Soviet Union in the worst performance of Tajikistan (752), Kyrgyzstan (735) and Azerbaijan (631).

The study took into account only the birth defects of genetic or partially genetic nature: heart disease, blood disorders (thalassemia and sickle-cell anemia), Down's syndrome. Vices fetal development caused by infectious diseases (eg, syphilis and rubella) or lifestyle (alcohol, drugs) are not taken into account. The obtained data allow us to identify the main ways to reduce the number of genetic diseases. Many of them are simple but effective: vaccination, salt iodization, vitamin-enriched baby food, etc.

— The study confirms that the legacy of their ancestors Russians got a good, reliable genotype, and this — the basis of health, — comments Itar-Tass deputy director of the Medical Genetics Center of Medical Sciences of Science, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Alexander Chebotarev. — In general, their findings are comparable to those that we have in sample surveys. The frequency of genetic disease depends on many factors — it's ecology, kinship marriages, the level of genetic counseling and general health, culture and education of the people, etc. Many of them can be controlled, not to mention factors such as lifestyle. The birth of each of the child — is not only a human tragedy but also a burden to society, the high cost of treatment. It is important for people to understand: we can multiply the health of future generations, not thoughtlessly waste what is inherited from their grandfathers and great-grandfathers.

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