biological and genetic factors

biological and genetic factors

There are both biological and genetic factors and can affect a population’s health. One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States is cardiovascular disease. Cancer consists of a sweet of diseases and can be caused

Instructions: Be sure to answer all parts of each question and respond in your own words. Your response should not be mostly quoting from other sources. Please provide a reference or works cited page for any references or citations you use throughout this written assignment. Expected word counts are provided for each question.

Question: There are both biological and genetic factors and can affect a population’s health. One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States is cardiovascular disease. Cancer consists of a sweet of diseases and can be caused from a multitude of biologic and genetic factors. Please note, the following prompts are asking about biological and genetic factors, not behavioral factors.

1)Describe how biological factors (e.g., we talked about these in the chronic disease lecture and your text talked about it in Chapter 11) influence the risk of cervical cancer. (Length: approximately 150 words)

2) Describe how genetic factors (e.g., we talked about this genetic disease lecture and your textbook talked about it in Chapter 12) influence the risk of breast cancer. (Length: approximately 150 words)

3 a) Think about how public health is aimed at the population, not the individual.

Explain how these biological and genetic factors influence health at a population (e.g., remember in week 1 and chapter 1 we defined how public health and medicine differ in that public health is thinking about population’s and not treating one individual at a time) level, rather than the individual risk factors. (length: approximately 100 words)

3 b) Describe three ways the public health approach to preventing cardiovascular disease differs than the medical approach. Hint – think about how the text revisited the terms primary, secondary, tertiary prevention in chapter 11 and we talked about the public health field’s role in thinking this way in lecture. (Length: approximately 250 words

Answer preview for There are both biological and genetic factors and can affect a population’s health. One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States is cardiovascular disease. Cancer consists of a sweet of diseases and can be caused

APA

734 Words