Killers lurking in your family tree: Will your relatives" health problems be passed on to you and your children?


Killers lurking in your family tree: Will your relatives" health problems be passed on to you and your children?

Killers lurking in your family tree: Will your relatives” health problems be passed on to you and your children

1:11 AM on 6th September 2011

Tara Sinclair is worried about the health of her three young children - because of health conditions on her husband Neil

Tara Sinclair is worried about the health of her three young children – because of health conditions on her husband Neil”s side of the family

Napoleon Sinclair Olive Williams

DAD”S SIDE: Great-great grandfather Napoleon Sinclair (left), died of a heart attack aged 60. Great-great grandmother Olive Williams (right), died of ovarian cancer aged 50

Ann Sinclair Barbara Lyne

Grandmother Ann Sinclair (left), 69, has high blood pressure and cholesterol. Great-aunt Barbara Lyne (right), 67, had a hip replacement due to arthritis

Grandfather Peter Sinclair, 66, has high blood pressure and cholesterol

Grandfather Peter Sinclair, 66, has high blood pressure and cholesterol

Florence Potter Ruby Eveson

MUM”S SIDE: Great-great grandmother Florence Potter (left), died aged 56 of brain haemorrhage. Great grandmother Ruby Eveson (right), died aged 67 from liver cancer

Wilfred Eveson Maeve Reid

Great grandfather Wilfred Eveson (left) died aged 69 of a heart attack. Great aunt Maeve Reid (right), 61, has migraines and an underactive thyroid

Grandfather Robert Lucas, 69, has diabetes and high blood pressure

Grandfather Robert Lucas, 69, has diabetes and high blood pressure

Bipolar disorder: The children

Bipolar disorder: The children”s great-grandfather – and his father – were said to have suffered from the condition