Five New Genes Claimed by Researchers as Risk to CAD

Five New Genes Claimed by Researchers as Risk to CAD

Researchers have recently claimed that they have found five new genes that could pamper the risks of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attacks in a person.

The report will be soon published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics to clear some more facts and the causes of a heart disease.

With the help of this study, the researchers have been able to add a good information format to the list of over 30 genes that are known to be the major causes of increasing the risk of developing CAD and heart attacks in a human body.

Along with above, the findings of the recent study also provide major insights to make medical professionals understand thoroughly about the causal biological pathways that usually lead to heart diseases.

The study was led by co-principal researcher Professor Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester, UK. In his research, the professional analyzed total 49,094 genetic variants in approx 2,100 genes of cardiovascular relevance such as coronary artery disease cases.

The main funding help to the investigation was given by the British Heart Foundation, the National Institute for Health Research in the UK, and the National Institutes of Health in the US.