Can genetic risk information for age-related macular degeneration influence motivation to stop smoking? A pilot study
Submited via Email.Hmm... despite the results of the study, probably not, IMHO. If the fear of lung cancer won't do it, I doubt the fear of AMD will.
In this pilot study, a trend was seen for the group given high genetic risk information to be more likely to quit than the generic or low genetic risk groups. Participants were willing to take a genetic test but further work is needed to address the cost benefits of routine genetic testing for risk of AMD. More generic risk information should be given to the public, and health warnings on cigarette packets that ‘smoking causes blindness’ is a good way to achieve this.
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