NIH Genomic Mapping Study Finds Largest Set of Genes Related to Major Risk Factor for Heart Disease – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. By scanning the genomes of more than 100,000 people all over the world, a study has shown the largest set of genes related to a major risk factor for heart disease. Dr. Christopher O'Donnell is the associate director of the Framingham Heart Study and senior advisor for Genomics to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Acting Director.
O'Donnell: Scientist reported the largest set of genes discovered to date that underlie high cholesterol and triglycerides, which are major risk for heart attacks and strokes.
Narrator: Dr. O’Donnell adds that these results help refine a course for preventing and treating heart disease. For more information, visit nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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