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A New Health Report To Take To Heart

February 08, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in our product. What are you doing this month to celebrate matters of the heart? No, we’re...
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SNPwatch: KIF6 Tangos with LDL Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease

February 02, 2012
A genetic variant in the KIF6 gene has been controversially linked to heart disease and statin response. In 2010 it looked like the tide was turning and that there was no association after all, but now new research suggests that the relationship may simply be a little more complex.
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SNPwatch: Eating Veggies Can Decrease Genetic Risk for Heart Attack

November 22, 2011
For some, eating a doughnut every morning is a recipe for heart attack. Certain genetic factors are also associated with developing cardiovascular disease. But lifestyle choices can impact the effect of genetics on risk. A new study suggests that eating a prudent diet -- high in raw fruits and vegetables -- can counteract the effect of one of the most well-established genetic risk factors for coronary heart disease.
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More Evidence that Genetics Can Reduce the Efficacy of Anti-Clotting Medication Clopidogrel

August 26, 2009
A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association adds to the mounting evidence that genetic variations impact the efficacy of clopidogrel (Plavix ®), a drug used to...
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Study Draws Genetic Link Between Gum, Cardiovascular Disease

June 03, 2009
It has been known for decades that having the gum disease periodontitis increases a person’s risk for heart attack (free registration required), stroke and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Research...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Put Some Women With Migraines at Higher Risk For Cardiovascular Disease

February 18, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Five New Studies Identify Genetic Variations Associated with Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Attack

February 09, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants May Reduce Ability of Anti-Clotting Drug Clopidogrel to Prevent a Second Heart Attack

December 23, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Climate Adaptations by Early Humans May Influence Disease Risk Today

February 14, 2008
Modern lifestyles are often blamed for diseases such as obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. But from an evolutionary standpoint those ailments may have roots in a lifestyle change...
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SNPwatch: Common SNP in Heart Attacks and Statin Effectiveness

January 23, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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