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Cholesterol

05 August 2010

95 genes affecting cholesterol

A scan of the full human DNA sequence has turned up 95 genes that affect blood cholesterol

A scan of the full human DNA sequence has turned up 95 genes that affect blood cholesterol, including a few affected by drugs on the market and others that might be the basis of new drugs, researchers said.

"These results help refine our course for preventing and treating heart disease, a health problem that affects millions of Americans and many more people worldwide," said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who was part of the research team.

 

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