Navigation Links
Genetics and cholesterol levels

According to a twin study reveals that cholesterol levels are controlled by both genes and dietary factors. People with high blood cholesterol are often advised to go on a low-fat diet - or to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. It's known that reducing fat intake can reduce cholesterol levels. But there is also a genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) which leads to high cholesterol.// People with FH cannot usually get their cholesterol down by diet alone - they usually need medication too. Left untreated, FH often leads to early development of heart disease.

But there are probably many other genes involved in the way the body handles cholesterol. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh in the US have just completed the first-ever study of twins to show something of the interplay between diet and genetics in cholesterol levels.

They studied 200 pairs of same-sex twins, some identical and some non-identical. The participants kept a food diary at the same time got their cholesterol measured. In identical twins, who have the same genetic make-up, the differences in dietary intake accounted for differences in cholesterol levels. But their cholesterol levels were more similar than among pairs of non-identical twins, who share only some of the same genes. The study reveals that both genes and diet are important in determining cholesterol level. Those whose genes work against them have the most to gain from a low-fat diet when it comes to controlling cholesterol.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Genetics helps in attacking cancer
2. Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment
3. Genetics linked to leukemia treatment success rate in children
4. Genetics Has A Major Role To Play In Body Shape.
5. Revolution in Genetics to Open Avenues for Treating Cancer
6. Faster way of producing Bird flu vaccine using Reverse Genetics
7. Genetics of Ageing with Preserved Mental Capacity.
8. Generation Scotland To Examine Relation Between Lifestyle, Genetics and Health
9. Genetics Might BE The Basis For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
10. Personalized Genetics: Unraveling the Secret Code to Good Health.
11. Genetics Of Mental Retardation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... With the ... created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” (WIYM) campaign to inform dentists and patients about ... Dentistry, the dental implant and prosthetic market in the U.S. is projected to reach ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) and The Chopra Center ... loss and wellness program, at their world headquarters of Omni La Costa Resort & ... results to anyone seeking weight loss, personal development, a healthy lifestyle, or mental and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, ... ... Presence Suite 10.2 version gives development continuity to its innovative Unified Instance ... channels management capacity. In addition, this new version optimizes the unattended auto-dialing ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., ... for adherence to the highest standards of trauma, maternity, cancer and chronic obstructive ... president and CEO, Dr. Daniel Messina. , Among the recognitions, the American College ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... California Senate Bill (SB) ... per workers’ compensation claim in 2013 and 2014, according to CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks ... (WCRI) . , According to the study, medical payments per claim in California decreased ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 Bodycad announced it ... improving the accuracy, reproducibility and speed for 3D ... and small bone orthopaedic applications. These patents are ... personalized orthopaedic restorations based on each patient,s distinct ... the company harnesses the world,s first suite of ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  Valeant Pharmaceuticals ... TSX: VRX) ("Valeant") today announced positive results from ... study to assess the safety and efficacy of ... treatment of plaque psoriasis. Within ... with moderate to severe psoriasis, IDP-118 showed statistical ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 True ... that brings leading-edge laboratory services and management expertise ... States , allowing more doctors and patients ... care management solutions. Logo - ... Hospital systems, under pressure to contain costs, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: