Gene mutations can decrease risk of coronary heart disease, may lead to better treatment

June 19, 2014 11:00 AM

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Gene mutations can decrease risk of coronary heart disease, may lead to better treatment

The mutations impact a gene called APOC3, according to research published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, and play into the role of triglycerides which is a type of fat in human blood. High triglyceride levels are a major factor in heart disease.(Photo : PRNewsFoto/Broad Institute)

The mutations impact a gene called APOC3, according to research published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, and play into the role of triglycerides which is a type of fat in human blood. High triglyceride levels are a major factor in heart disease.

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