Atherosclerosis: an environmental disease impacted by genetics

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ATHEROSCLEROSIS
ARACHIDONIC acid
FATTY acids
GENETICS -- Research
ENZYMES

Abstract:Reports on the genetic influences to the development of atherosclerosis. Increase in the atherogenic effect of the variant genotype from an increased dietary intake of arachidonic acid; Defect in the vitamin B6-dependent enzyme cystathionine synthase; Genetic variant of an enzyme influencing fatty acid metabolism.

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