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A single broken gene slashes your heart attack risk

19
Jun
2014

This is what we call a heart attack. Now, two new studies, published independently yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine, may yield some clues, as researchers have found that patients who posses a broken version of a gene that normally transforms fat particles into triglycerides are 40% less likely to experience a stroke, or a heart attack. With this information, the scientists were able to identify a gene, called APOC3, that appears to play a role in cardiovascular health. When it was broken because of a mutation — and was therefore unable to transform fats into triglycerides — peoples risk of heart attacks were greatly reduced.

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