Obesity Update

The good gene:  “With the mutated gene, people break down triglycerides unusually quickly. And, the investigators find, they also have low levels of LDL cholesterol, which at high levels increases heart disease risk. They have high levels of HDL cholesterol, which is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease. And they appear to have arteries relatively clear of plaque.”

The bad gene:  “This is among the strongest human evidence we have that APOC3 is bad….  People with diabetes have high levels of APOC3, high levels of triglycerides and an increased risk of heart disease.”

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  1. Bruce says:

    One more thing for the doctors to screen for in the in vitro lab.

  2. Ken says:

    Unfortunately, talk of genes encourages people to deemphasize self discipline and self control