Navigation Links
Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes
Date:6/19/2008

Certain DNA raises the odds of this cluster of heart risk factors, experts say

THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of developing metabolic syndrome -- a group of factors linked to heart disease and diabetes -- increases if you have five common gene variations, researchers say.

But one additional variant may still protect you from the condition, they add.

People with metabolic syndrome run four times the risk of heart disease and seven times the risk of diabetes as those without the condition. Metabolic syndrome is usually found in people with three of these symptoms: abdominal obesity, high blood triglyceride levels, lower levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and elevated fasting blood glucose.

According to the June issue of Human Molecular Genetics, nutrition researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found the variations on the CD36 gene, located in a part of chromosome 7 previously associated with metabolic syndrome in other studies.

This linkage is important, because as the population of obese adults continues to grow in the United States, they become susceptible to problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Better understanding of associations between obesity, the CD36 gene and disease risk may led to earlier identification and intervention for people susceptible to metabolic syndrome, the team said.

The DNA studied came from more than 2,000 African-Americans because variations in the gene are more common in these individuals; however, the researchers expect their discovery will apply to other populations.

The researchers also found that many variants affected blood levels of HDL cholesterol. They are examining how the relationship between CD36 and HDL cholesterol works to determine whether the HDL molecule is being changed by the products of the variants.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about metabolic syndrome.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Washington University School of Medicine, news release, June 17, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Metabolic syndrome heightens risk for development of uric-acid kidney stones
2. Abaxis Announces First Ever CLIA-Waived Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
3. Low-carb diet reduces inflammation and blood saturated fat in metabolic syndrome
4. Unrelated Cord Blood Helps Infants With Metabolic Disorders
5. Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
6. Pediatricians call for a cohesive definition of metabolic syndrome in children
7. Burgers, fries, diet soda: Metabolic syndrome blue-plate special
8. Metabolic syndrome affects nearly 1 in 10 US teens
9. Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome
10. Diuretics excel in drug comparison trial involving hypertension/metabolic syndrome
11. Exercise and caloric restriction may be treatment method for metabolic syndrome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... health professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This ... the network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not ... comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 According ... by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle ... GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - ... This report studies the market for the forecast period ... reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 ... the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was ... Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member ... independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: