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Am I Turning into my Mother? 5 Traits You Inherit from Mom

        Health | Parenting

Migraines, Menstruation and More
Migraines may be genetic.
Migraines may be genetic.
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The woman who provides half of your genetic makeup can also provide some insight to future health concerns.

You and your mother share similar bodies and will experience similar milestones. Think about this: There's a 57 percent chance that a girl will start menstruating within three months of when her mother started her period, according to the Institute of Cancer Research at the University of London.

And it doesn't stop there. If your mother suffered from migraines, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's and a slew of other health concerns, you may also be at risk. Don't be afraid to ask your mom about her health -- the information she provides may help you take the steps to prevent a similar fate.


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