Do risk results from genetic testing change behavior?

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Do risk results from genetic testing change behaviors such as smoking, diet, and physical activity?

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This meta-analysis concluded that results from risk-conferring gene variants for common complex diseases does not motivate risk-reducing behavior.

Hollands GJ, French DP, Griffin SJ, et al. The impact of communicating genetic risks of disease on risk-reducing health behaviour: systematic review with meta-analysis. BMJ 2016;352:i1102.