July 07, 2017 – A new study analyzing genetic mutations predisposing to increased body-mass index (BMI) provides strong evidence that higher BMI plays a causal role in type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and coronary heart disease (CHD). The study results strongly suggest …

Genetic Study Strengthens Causal Role of BMI in Heart Disease Read more »

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May 14, 2017 – Hypertension is a leading cause of global disease, mortality, and disability. Individuals of African descent suffer a disproportionate burden of hypertension and its complications. To date, there has been little information on the possible genetic background (i.e., …

Populations of African descent: New trait loci for hypertension Read more »

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