Gene Mutation Linked To Low Triglyceride Levels – Amish Study May Lead To Cholesterol Treatment

Gene Mutation Linked To Low Triglyceride Levels – Amish Study May Lead To Cholesterol Treatment

Toni I. Pollin Ph.D

(Best Syndication News) Genetic research among the Old Order Amish population has produced insight into a gene mutation that may significantly reduce coronary artery disease. University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore scientists say that people with a mutation of the APOC3 gene have higher levels of HDL-cholesterol (“good” cholesterol) and lower levels of LDL-cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol).

Those with the gene mutation are lucky and their heritage can be traced back to a single person who was born back in the mid-1700s. The mutation is rare in the general population, but the discovery could lead to new therapies for others suffering from hypertension and cholesterol problems.

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