Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2020

Early Online Version

3-20-2019

JOURNAL

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

VOLUME NUMBER

14

ISSUE NUMBER

2

PAGE NUMBERS

169-186

ISSN

1559-8284

Embargo Period

3-20-2020

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111712 Health Promotion| 111716 Preventive Medicine| 111717 Primary Health Care

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle and Health Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

Precision medicine has captured the imagination of the medical community with visions of therapies precisely targeted to the specific individual’s genetic, biological, social, and environmental profile. However, in practice it has become synonymous with genomic medicine. As such its successes have been limited, with poor predictive or clinical value for the majority of people. It adds little to lifestyle medicine, other than in establishing why a healthy lifestyle is effective in combatting chronic disease. The challenge of lifestyle medicine remains getting people to actually adopt, sustain, and naturalize a healthy lifestyle, and this will require an approach that treats the patient as a person with individual needs and providing them with suitable types of support. The future of lifestyle medicine is holistic and person-centered rather than technological.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827619834527

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