Navigation Links
Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene
Date:10/11/2011

TUESDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can significantly weaken the effect of a gene associated with an increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

In the study, published in the current online edition of the journal PLoS Medicine, researchers examined the link between the 9p21 gene variant and diet in more than 27,000 people of five ethnicities -- Arab, European, Chinese, Latin American and South Asian.

The findings showed that the risk of heart attack in people with the 9p21 gene variant who ate a healthy diet composed mainly of raw vegetables, fruits and berries was similar to that of people without the high-risk gene variant.

The international study was led by researchers at McMaster and McGill universities in Canada.

"We observed that the effect of a high-risk genotype can be mitigated by consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables," joint principal investigator Sonia Anand, a researcher at the Population Health Research Institute and a professor of medicine and epidemiology at McMaster's School of Medicine, said in a McMaster University news release. "Our results support the public health recommendation to consume more than five servings of fruits or vegetables as a way to promote good health."

"Our research suggests there may be an important interplay between genes and diet in cardiovascular disease," added lead author Ron Do, who is now at the Center for Human Genetics Research at Massachusetts General Hospital but conducted the research as part of his doctoral program at McGill. "Future research is necessary to understand the mechanism of this interaction, which will shed light on the underlying metabolic processes that the 9p21 gene is involved in."

More information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration outlines how to eat for a healthy heart.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: McMaster University, news release, Oct. 11, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Making the healthy choice the easy choice
2. Moms Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk
3. Otherwise Healthy Older Men Undertreated for Prostate Cancer: Study
4. Antioxidants Not Behind Red Wines Healthy Effect on Heart: Study
5. Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults
6. Exercise can produce healthy chatter between bone, fat and pancreatic cells
7. Healthy Living Can Cut Chances of Developing Diabetes
8. Healthy Habits Can Fend Off the Freshman 15
9. Thank Neanderthals for That Healthy Immune System, Scientists Say
10. Kids of Unhealthy, Disadvantaged Moms More Likely to Be Sickly
11. Long-term, intimate partnerships can promote unhealthy habits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene
(Date:1/13/2017)... Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) , ... January 13, 2017 , ... ... the Melia Avenida America hotel on March 3-4, 2017. This Congress is expertly ... focused on the management of patients with lung cancer. , Chaired by Dr. Giorgio ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... KOAMTAC ®, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Bluetooth ... companion scanner and data collector at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show (NRF17) held ... answer to the market’s need for more compact and rugged devices for collecting barcode ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 13, 2017 , ... An inventor from Pahrump, Nev., used an ... "My urologist had me wear a Foley catheter and urine bag for a half year ... uncomfortable, so I decided that there should be a better way to do this." , ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... January 13, 2017 , ... People who have sensitive teeth are ... whenever they brush their teeth. Sadly, most dental hygiene products in the market contain ... teeth. For these people, continuing their daily oral care routine to keep their teeth ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... , ... January 13, 2017 , ... Friday, January 13 ... of the game room, increasing the size of the location to 90,000 square feet. ... 8-hole mini golf course that takes customers on an educational tour of the historic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)... , January 13, 2017 ... "Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market by Method (Biochemical ... Application (Biomedical, Protein Production), End User - Global ... studies the global market from 2016 to 2021. ... Billion by 2021 from USD 715.4 Million in ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... 2017 The 2016 election resulted in ... states voting in favor of legalizing cannabis for recreational use, ... in the U.S. In addition, the state of ... cannabis products sales. The ArcView Group has published an updated ... cannabis sales in the U.S. last year reached $6.7 billion, a ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... Jan. 12, 2017  Rosen Law Firm, a global ... class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Alexion ... February 10, 2014 through November 9, 2016, inclusive (the ... Alexion investors under the federal securities laws. ... http://rosenlegal.com/cases-991.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: