Potential genetic drivers behind male heart disease risk

The following is an edited excerpt. 

A team of researchers including clinicians and scientists have made an important step forward in search of the mechanisms underlying increased risk of coronary artery disease in men who carry a particular type of the Y chromosome (haplogroup I).

The team previously showed that men with haplogroup I of the Y chromosome have a 50 percent greater risk of developing the disease. Their new paper goes further — and identifies the possible genes of the Y chromosome which could be responsible for its association with coronary artery disease.

Read the full story here: Potential Genetic Drivers Behind Male Heart Disease Risk

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