Disclosure of incidental genetic findings can have positive impact for patients

Brigham Women's Hospital |
January 2016
Press Release

A new study has found that providing unanticipated information about risk of coronary artery disease during a genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer’s disease helped some participants cope with their results, and also motivated participants to make changes to their health behaviors. The results of the randomized controlled study are published online in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.