Heart Health

Your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and weight all factor into the health of your heart and along with your genetics play a role in your risk for heart disease. Start living a healthy lifestyle to prevent such problems.

23andMe Familial Hypercholesterolemia report looks at your genetic risk for very high cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart disease.


What 23andMe can Reveal about Heart Health

March 24, 2022
Kim Gugliotta, 56, fills her plate with healthy foods like legumes, vegetables, chicken, fish, and tofu. She walks for at least 30 minutes a day. And she’s a regular on...
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Take Action for Heart Health

February 02, 2022
Editor’s note: Since we last posted this we’ve added two new health reports and so we’ve updated this post for Heart Health Month 2022.  February is American Heart Month: a...
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Heart Disease and Triglycerides, A New 23andMe+ Report

March 10, 2021
Pre-pandemic, heart disease kills more Americans than any other condition each year. So understanding your risks for heart disease and learning how to mitigate them is a good first step...
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New Genetic Associations Identified for Heart Failure

March 02, 2020
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University identified three genes associated with heart failure, using 23andMe data to replicate their findings.
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Mobile Research at 23andMe

March 21, 2016
23andMe announced this week that it would add access to genetic information to ResearchKit, an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps...
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Heart Disease, Genetics and the Mediterranean Diet

March 25, 2013
Your diet has a huge impact on your health, particularly influencing your risk for things like heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Your genetics equally contributes to your...
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Genetic Associations with “Blue Babies”

February 22, 2013
Image by Mariana Ruiz LadyofHats [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsBy Bethann Hromatka, Ph.D.New research suggests that a once-fatal congenital heart defect – sometimes called “blue baby syndrome” – is influenced...
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Genetics and a Healthy Heart

February 06, 2013
February is American Heart Month and a time to focus on what remains the nation’s number one killer – heart disease – which is responsible for one in three deaths...
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Barfly Genetics

January 24, 2013
You probably know that smoking and excessive drinking are bad for you. But did you know that your genetics also factor into how much those vices can impact your health?...
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Highlighting 23andMe Research at ASHG 2012

July 29, 2012
Team 23andMe will again have a strong presence at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. We’ve been at this gathering of geneticists and those interested in...
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