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Researchers Uncover a New Gene Variant That Can Protect Against Heart Disease – SciTechDaily

Friday, 16 September, 2022

Researchers Uncover a New Gene Variant That Can Protect Against Heart Disease – SciTechDaily

Located in the MFGE8 gene, the variant was found to protect against coronary heart disease.

The FinnGen genomic study, which was led by the University of Helsinki, discovered a variant that is typical of the Finnish population that protects against heart diseases. Carriers of the variant have an approximately one-fifth lower chance of getting heart disease than the general population.

The newly identified variant’s defense against coronary heart disease is probably due to the carriers’ lower-than-average arterial stiffness.

Read more at: https://scitechdaily.com/researchers-uncover-a-new-gene-variant-that-can-protect-against-heart-disease/

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