Each genetic score includes a set of genetic markers that have been shown in peer-reviewed scientific studies to be associated with changes in the trait.For example, the genetic scores for Total Cholesterol use data from a population-wide study that showed the association of many different genetic markers on a person's potential level of Total Cholesterol. The study determined the potential effect of each genetic change, and our algorithm takes that into account.The bottom 20% of scores fall into the "Lower" category, which means that you have a lower potential to have elevated Total Cholesterol. The middle 60% of scores fall into the "Average" category, which means that you have a typical potential to have elevated Total Cholesterol. The top 20% of scores fall into the "Higher" category, which means that you have an increased potential to have elevated Total Cholesterol.But remember, we are only talking about your genetic potential. How you live your life, how much exercise you get, what you eat, and various environmental exposures, are critically important in determining how your genetic code will express itself. It’s that expression that makes you...you!