Cholesterol Levels (Kathiresan, 2008)

Blood syringes cholesterol levels

STUDY TITLE: Six new loci associated with blood low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or triglycerides in humans

SUMMARY: Identification of six new genetic variants associated with LDL and HDL cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels in the blood.

DESCRIPTION: Lipoproteins help transport cholesterol, an essential building block of cells, in the blood. Low-density lipoprotein, LDL, is associated with accumulation of it in the blood and an increased risk of heart diseases and stroke. However, high-density lipoprotein, HDL, is linked to lower its levels as it helps remove it from your bloodstream. This study examined genetic risk factors contributing to lipoprotein-related diseases. It examined a cohort of 18,554 individuals of European ancestry and identified 18 genetic variants associated with LDL, HDL, and/or triglycerides – a stored-form of fat within the body.

DID YOU KNOW? To decrease risk of developing this condition, eat heart-healthy foods (e.g. foods containing Omega-3 fatty acids), exercise, and avoid alcohol. [SOURCE]

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Cholesterol sample results.

CHOLESTEROL-ASSOCIATED VARIANTS: rs4420638, rs6511720, rs11591147, rs646776, rs693, rs12654264, rs16996148

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WEEKLY UPDATE: August 22, 2019